TitleEquity and literacy in the next millennium
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsAu, KH, Raphael, TE
JournalReading Research Quarterly
Start Page170
Type of ArticleElementary
KeywordsDefinitions, Diversity (Student), Educational Opportunities, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Literacy, Literature, reading achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Research Needs

  Discusses three key groups of participants in the process of literacy education and research–teachers, students, and researchers–and issues of equity (notably the gap between achievement of students of diverse backgrounds and their mainstream peers). Focuses on changing definitions of literacy, literature, and instruction. Explores connections to issues of equity in literacy learning opportunities. Discusses implications for research.