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1Elisabeth Quispe December 10, 2007 Social Foundations Cultural Literacy Cultural Literacy Diversity is an umbrella term. It is either defined by ethnicity, mentality, cultures, and age. In the city of Newark, the community is blended with different flavors of cultures and backgrounds. With this blended variety, it can be very intimidating to teach in an inner city region, especially for new educators. Another intimidating factor from an urban area is illiteracy. Illiteracy is not only the inability to read, but also the inability to grasp the concept of a reading material. Why does this plaque exist? There are many reasons: lack of motivation, peer pressure, taught by uncredentialed teachers, and having English as a second language. If this problem becomes a trend, it will spread ignorance toward the young minds of the future. In Chapter 9, we read about the different forms of literacy. The two most different sides of the literacy spectrum are functional literacy and conventional literacy. Functional literacy is reading the material, understanding the material, and capable to form an opinion about the material. Conventional literacy is very
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EDU 292 taught by Professor White during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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