"In Forsaken Hands offers an exciting new dimension for literacy tutors to consider as they work to empower their learners, to help them become independent readers."
--Ruth Colvin, Founder Literacy Volunteers of America
"Dr. Rosow presents cutting edge ideas and practices in a most readable and conversational text. Without question, she has fashioned a fascinating journey through illiteracy to literacy, and the theory behind it, utilizing case studies. Nicely done!"
--John F. Dean, Ed.D., Orange County
Superintendent of Schools
Former Executive Secretary,
California Reading Association
Widespread illiteracy and the failure to address it at the primary and secondary school levels galvanized Rosow into experimenting with her theory that learners must be taught individually, that a single method cannot be imposed on every student. . . . Her case studies document remarkable changes; the students design their own programs and learn to control their emotions.
In Forsaken Hands: How Theory Empowers Literacy Learners
If you could speak a language, any language, by the age of five, you had enough brain power to do anything. You certainly had enough brain power to read and write very well.
If you had the brainpower to read and write very well by the age of five, you can certainly do it now.
La Vergne Rosow
This book is for anyone who is interested in helping others learn to read.