Author Credentials

Sister Elizabeth Clarke, S.H.C.J.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Poor children--Education; Reading (Elementary)


The purpose of this study was to present in a concise form a review of the literature concerning the current methods of reading instruction employed in the teaching of culturally disadvantaged elementary grade children, that is, those children in kindergarten through grade six. A real concern for educating the disadvantaged began some twelve or thirteen years ago. Therefore, the writer of this paper tried to confine herself to literature most recently published. Much emphasis in that literature dealt with the very young child entering school. However, the writer attempted to show a general picture of the elementary grades.


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