New Study on "Reading First"

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Dr. Vivian Gadsden
Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

• Expert on literacy and at-risk youth, fathers and families, intergenerational communication and learning and parental engagement

• Her research focuses on cultural and social factors that affect learning and literacy throughout life and within families; the relationships between literacy in families and the issues of culture, race, gender and poverty in diverse learning environments; and the cross-cultural/generational nature of learning, literacy and identity development within families.

• Associate Director of the National Center on Adult Literacy at Penn