chapter  12
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The Sociocultural Context in Which Children Acquire Literacy

The studies reviewed in this chapter are organized into broad categories that parallel those in the preceding chapter. As discussed in chapter 10, the principal difference between chapters 11 and 12 is that the studies reviewed in chapter 11 report data on some aspect of student literacy outcomes (e.g., measured achievement, behavioral or attitudinal indicators), whereas studies in chapter 12 report no such outcome data. (In addition, the studies reviewed in this chapter, unlike those discussed in the preceding chapter, do not include technical reports.) The studies reviewed here include informative descriptive data on various sociocultural factors, and they suggest certain hypotheses about the influence of these factors on student literacy outcomes.