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ERIC Number: ED001110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 4
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DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND ACTION FOR BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. REPORT - SEPTEMBER, 1964.
MANEY, CATHERINE M.
A PROGRAM TO STIMULATE INTEREST IN READING AND TO DEVELOP BASIC SKILLS WAS ESTABLISHED. THE CURRICULUM WAS DEVELOPED AND THE GOALS, NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN, MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES WERE DETERMINED. THE PLACE OF THE PROGRAM IN THE ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULES WAS ESTABLISHED AND STANDARDIZED READING TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE PROGRAM. A WIDE VARIETY OF MATERIALS WERE INTRODUCED, INCLUDING PROGRAMMED MATERIALS AND NEW SKILL TEXTS, SO THAT CHILDREN WOULD BE STIMULATED AND THEIR INTEREST HELD. A PRESERVICE TRAINING PERIOD WAS REQUIRED FOR THE READING CONSULTANTS. DURING THESE SESSIONS THE PROGRAMMED MATERIALS AND TEXTS WERE PRESENTED AND WAYS OF INTRODUCING THE PROGRAM TO PARENTS AND TEACHERS WERE DISCUSSED. THERE WERE PRACTICE SESSIONS WITH THE MACHINES, AND A DEMONSTRATION OF THE TECHNIQUES OF TAPE TEACHING IN READING. A LECTURE WAS GIVEN BY A LIBRARIAN ON WAYS TO INTEREST CHILDREN IN LITERATURE. A SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS FOCUSED ON THE ROLE OF THE CONSULTANT WITH THE TEACHERS, AND THE ORGANIZATION OF THE PROGRAM. ALSO A SCHOOL WHICH HAD A PILOT PROGRAM WAS VISITED, AND DEMONSTRATIONS WERE GIVEN IN VARIOUS CONTROL SCHOOLS.
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Authoring Institution: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)