Date of Award

Spring 4-30-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Carole Pelttari


The Socioeconomic factors that affect literacy encompass an intricate field of literature. In the course to determine how literacy is affecting children’s academic performance, researchers have focused on several specific variables. The variables are connected to the finding that literacy is a social practice. In order for our future children to compete and be successful we need to continue to look at how each of the socioeconomic factors that affect literacy is correlated together, and how we can instill our findings in the classroom to create a culturally relevant environment for our students that will help to close the achievement gap. The variables include the individual, home, culture and school. The objective of this study is to determine through an in depth analytical review of research literature, what educators over the last fifteen years have documented regarding the effects of individual, home, culture and school on the literary success of students. The purpose of the research is to expand my funds of knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of what educators have learned through their experiences and studies.

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