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ERIC Number: ED001726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1952-Sep
Pages: 131
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THE RETARDED READER IN THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. A GUIDE FOR SUPERVISORS AND TEACHERS.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
IN 1943 NEW YORK CITY UNDERTOOK RESEARCH ON RETARDED READERS IN THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. GOALS INCLUDED TRYING TO DETERMINE WHY A LARGE NUMBER OF PUPILS WITH AVERAGE OR BETTER INTELLIGENCE REACH JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WITH RETARDATION OF SEVERAL YEARS IN READING LEVEL, AND THE TYPES OF REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION MATERIALS NEEDED. SPECIAL PROGRAMS ARE SOMETIMES ARRANGED, SUCH AS SCHEDULING CLASSES OR EXCHANGING CHILDREN AMONG CLASSES FOR REMEDIAL PERIODS. SOMETIMES CHILDREN WITHIN A GROUP ARE PUT TOGETHER FOR A READING CLASS, OR INDIVIDUAL HELP IS GIVEN. SOME SCHOOLS HAVE SPECIAL CLASSES FOR REMEDIAL READING. SOME THOUGHT ENGLISH TEACHERS SHOULD BE TRAINED TO TEACH THIS COURSE. SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS WERE NEEDED AND THERE WAS AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT TO BE HAD. THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE--(1) SEVERELY RETARDED READERS SHOULD BE GIVEN OUT-OF-CLASS INSTRUCTION. (2) A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO TRAIN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN METHODS OF TEACHING READING SHOULD BE INSTITUTED. (3) A CONSISTENT EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO DEVELOP AND SUPPLY APPROPRIATE READING MATERIALS. (4) A DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM SHOULD SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS. (5) THE DEPARTMENTALIZED PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION IN THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SHOULD BE REEVALUATED. (6) CHILD GUIDANCE SERVICES SHOULD BE EXPANDED SO THAT THEY ARE MORE AVAILABLE FOR RETARDED READERS. (7) THE POSSIBILITY OF FORMULATING A NEW POSITION FOR "TEACERS OF READING" SHOULD BE EXPLORED. A LIST OF MATERIALS TO BE USED FOR REMEDIAL READING IN THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IS APPENDED.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)