Why was the revival of literacy such a key element in Alfred's reforms?
School-based programs from early childhood onward that teach conflict resolution, emotional literacy, and anger management skills have been shown to interrupt the development of antisocial behavior in low-risk students.
Some programs that promote literacy are also on limited budgets; being able to provide free books for children is crucial to the survival of the program and supporting a love of reading for disadvantaged children.
Talk to the admissions department and past graduates about job opportunities and outlook, and even consider checking with potential employers to see how they might react to a candidate with a distance learning reading and literacy degree.
Walden University Online offers master's of education degrees in adolescent literacy and technology, elementary reading and literacy, elementary reading and mathematics, and literacy and learning in the content areas.