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What is the project?
Our goal as researchers is to scientifically measure—for the first time ever at this scale—the impact of author/illustrator visits on elementary student attitudes regarding literacy and creativity.
What are the implications?
Potential benefits of this project include but are not limited to...
Opportunities for enrichment experiences for low-income students who often don't have the resources available for these kinds of visits.
Promoting sustained funding for future literacy programs and legitimizing their integration into school curricula as standard learning experiences.
Helping teachers best foster student interest and engagement with reading and lifelong learning—while disrupting the narrative that learning disparities are the product of unmotivated or disengaged learners.
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