Publication Date

Summer 2005

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Communication and Training

First Advisor

Dr. Emmanuel Alozie

Second Advisor

Dr. Ana Kong

Third Advisor

Dr. Michael Purdy


This research project is to investigate illiteracy and join the battle to help alleviate this widespread disease, and its related problems. Illiteracy has been a very hotly debated issue in the United States for years. The number of illiterate adults is extremely high and the related challenges on this population are overwhelming. Because of this controversy, there is much debate over the best method of educating our young children to be good readers as well as how to address those who have difficulty reading.