Audio Recording To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence
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- To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence
- A 2007 research report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) about the state of reading in the United States reached three startling conclusions that are still being debated: Americans are spending less time reading; reading comprehension skills are eroding; and these declines have serious civic, social, cultural and economic implications. Sunil Iyengar, director of the NEA Office of Research and Analysis that produced "To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence," discussed the report, its potential consequences and the public reaction. In his preface, NEA chairman Dana Gioia describes the story told by "To Read or Not to Read," which he calls "the most complete and up-to-date report of the nation's reading trends," as simple, consistent and alarming. He cites declines in reading among teenage and adult Americans and among college graduates but emphasizes that these negative trends have more than literary importance--they affect civic society as a whole. He also explains that while it incorporates some statistics from the NEA's 2004 report, "Reading at Risk," the new study contains more data.
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- Library of Congress. Center for the Book, sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-05-08.
- - Education
- - Literature
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- - Classification: Education.
- - Classification: Social Sciences.
- - Sunil Iyengar.
- - Recorded on 2008-05-08.
- - Teachers.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-08, 2008. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687963/.
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Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, S. B. (2008) To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-08. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687963/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-08, 2008. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687963/>.