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    information on Willis' lads and social reproduced disengagement from literacy
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  • Today, Donny is in high school and a reader, Purcell-Gates said. To wonder what may have been the result if Jenny had not sought out Purcell-Gates, she points to a sobering statistic: a 78 percent drop out rate among urban Appalachians in many cities.
  • "One of the main conclusions in the book is that it is not just the presence of print for the child, it's the actual use of print that allows the learning to take place," she said. "Young children are paying attention to the people in their close circle or environment. They don't know in those very young ages that other people are reading and writing. To them, their world is what they experience where they live. And where the kids like Donny were living, no one read or wrote. So to them, reading and writing was not even something to reject. It didn't exist until they went to school.
  • "That is why it is so important to understand the worlds these children come from, so that you know what they are operating on.
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    information about Purcell-Gates and her book on "Donny" a non-literate Appalachian boy
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