Author Credentials

Sister Marie Clement Magno, C.S.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Superseded Degree Name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

Educational sociology; Reading (Elementary)


Those concerned with urban education are aware of the many deficiencies manifested by the disadvantaged learner. These inadequacies are a direct consequence of the child's restricted background of experience. The child's reading ability is definitely affected by this experiential deficit. An absence of adequate listening and language skills limits the child's ability to comprehend sounds in a beginning reading program and limits has ability to translate printed words into meaningful ideas. The purpose of this paper, then. is to explore some of these major sociological factors which influence reading patterns of the disadvantaged child.


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