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Able to read but not interested in reading. See Usage Note at literate.

a·lit′er·a·cy n.
a·lit′er·ate n.


the state or quality of being able but disinclined to read
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Finding strategies that can be put into practice in the school environment to mitigate aliteracy (e.
The 3 Voices of Aliteracy Part 2" School Library Journal, v42 n3 p110-13 Mar 1996.
Elman situates McDaniel's work alongside the emergence of the New Right in the 1980's political landscape and alongside widespread concerns about youth aliteracy.
As a consequence of this finding, it could be suggested that examining ways to raise the likelihood of recreational book reading being a preferred choice is a potentially valid way to combat aliteracy.
Building his case upon the relative aliteracy, insularity, and solipsism of an American society obsessed by movies, TV, the Internet, and video games, he cautions that there is no such thing as "the American writer" but, rather, "infinite ways of being a writer in America.
The frequency of students choosing the first option is suggested by the prevalence of aliteracy, i.
Aliteracy is here with us and we cannot run away from this fact.
Furthermore, library programs allocated for childhood education pupils are found to play a key role in addressing the problem of aliteracy, or being able to read but lacking the motivation to do so (LAC, 2006).
My explications of the course syllabi, especially in my 100 and 200 level composition classes, often work as negative pep talks, when my use of Greek and Latin metalanguage such as lexicology, aliteracy, and rhetoric frightens the truly hardcore aliterates.
Secondly, even for confident readers, poor attitude may lead to a choice not to read when other options exist, a condition known as aliteracy (McKenna, Kear and Ellsworth, 1995).
ALITERACY tutor believes making reading child's play is the key to improving the poor standards of reading and writing in primary schools highlighted this week by education inspectors.
In other words, the problems of illiteracy and aliteracy do not come to a halt simply because the next survey will not be conducted for another several years.