An integrative review of the research literature was conducted in order to explore plausible explanations of the achievement gap. Research articles were analyzed for this review of the research literature. The findings of this integrative review were included and the educational implications for practice are delineated.
Flowers, Tiffany A.
"African American Early Literacy Development: An Integrative Review of the Research,"
Journal of Research Initiatives:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol2/iss2/6