TITLE

Illiteracy at the University Level

AUTHOR(S)
Purpus, Eugene R.
PUB. DATE
February 1951
SOURCE
Journal of Higher Education;Feb1951, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on illiteracy at the university level. Illiterate means not being able to read with comprehension and write incoherently. The existence of university level illiteracy presents many problems and its elimination is one of the major goals of education in the United States. The ability to read and write is the single tool which is essential to every student who wants to acquire the benefits of higher education. Causes of this weakness in our educational system are enumerated. Confusion and frustration are perilous results of the present illiteracy of students in the university.
ACCESSION #
21155472

 

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