Project 3 Presentation Illiteracy

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Project 3 Presentation Illiteracy

  1. 1. Illiteracy in Society Tom Jones
  2. 2. Attributes of being illiterate <ul><li>Not able to read or write </li></ul><ul><li>Having or demonstrating very little or no education </li></ul><ul><li>Children who are not given a chance in school </li></ul><ul><li>Children who are overlooked by the system </li></ul><ul><li>Children with no source of encouragement </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>&quot;I believe that illiteracy in America is a form of child neglect and child abuse and the child is blamed and they carry the shame, if we just teach our people how to read we'd give them a fair chance.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>~John Corcoran </li></ul>
  4. 4. John Corcoran <ul><li>Placed in what Brother Abdon's calls the &quot;dumb row,&quot; the images of his tribulations in the classroom are still vividly clear. </li></ul><ul><li>Corcoran eventually started acting up to hide his illiteracy. </li></ul><ul><li>He learned to play the game of Basketball, and used athletic ability to override his inability to read. </li></ul>
  5. 5. John Corcoran <ul><li>Graduated from College with a degree in Education and Business. </li></ul><ul><li>Taught High School History for 17 years </li></ul><ul><li>Confesses to being Illiterate at age 48 ! </li></ul><ul><li>Corcoran has written two books </li></ul><ul><li>The John Corcoran Foundation </li></ul>
  6. 6. YOUTH EDUCATION IN FLORIDA PERCENT OF STUDENTS READING AT GRADE LEVEL (2006) <ul><li>GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>(Level Three and above) </li></ul><ul><li>3 204,238 75% </li></ul><ul><li>4 192,480 66% </li></ul><ul><li>5 197,054 67% </li></ul><ul><li>6 186,948 64% </li></ul><ul><li>7 202,438 61% </li></ul><ul><li>8 200,421 46% </li></ul><ul><li>9 202,904 40% </li></ul><ul><li>10 185,568 32% </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Florida Department of Education, May 2006 </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5 plans of action <ul><li>Hang flyers throughout the campus to alert students how to donate books just by clicking at www.theliteracysite.com </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness during the National Literacy Action Week (NLAW) </li></ul><ul><li>Start a Student Coalition for Action in Student Education (SCALE) on campus </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5 plans of action <ul><li>4. Attend a local chapter event to raise awareness and funds for “Room to Read” </li></ul><ul><li>5. Host or participate in a Book Drive </li></ul>

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