ABC's of new literacy

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Literacy of future mothers has a profound affect on the health of their children. Women who are literate/educated are more likely to wait to have children until they are physically and financially able. The children of educated mothers are more likely to succeed in following in their mother's footsteps.

Although the articles below focus on developing countries...especially Sub-Suharan Africa...

Link to some articles on Women/literacy/health

...we need not look that far, but to our backyards in Bed-stuy, Bushwick, the Lower Bronx, Chelsea, etc. Although our students might not be earning the best grades on their regents, the fact that they are becoming educated - usually more so than their parents - means that their children will be healthier and probably better educated.


  • This is a good resource tying the literacy to a global issue. Thanks for sharing it.

    By Blogger S McPherson, at 5:36 PM  

  • You made a good point.
    When we were young,it's natural for most of my classmates to have dentures, maybe because most parents were not aware of the proper dental care. But now, most parents know that at least once every six months, they need to bring their kids to the dentist. It may be accounted for the increasing exposure to media or any form of new literacy.

    By Blogger Pahiyas, at 6:19 PM  

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