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ERIC Number: ED002480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jul
Pages: 7
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SESSION--MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF THE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED PUPIL, JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ANNUAL MEETINGS INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION, APRIL 29-MAY 2, 1964.
GIBBONS, MARILYN
THE HOMEWORK HELPER PROGRAM INVOLVES APPROXIMATELY 250 ACADEMICALLY SUPERIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE TUTORING APPROXIMATELY 600 FOURTH- AND FIFTH-GRADE RETARDED READERS. THE PURPOSES ARE TO PROVIDE MODELS SO THAT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN CAN IDENTIFY WITH SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS, TO GIVE THE CHILDREN HELP WITH BASIC SKILLS, TO ENCOURAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL, AND TO MOTIVATE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARD GREATER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SO THAT THEY TOO CAN BECOME TUTORS. THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL READING CLINIC PROGRAM IS ORIENTED TOWARD THE PUPIL RATHER THAN TOWARD THE CURRICULUM. ITS AIMS ARE TO MOTIVATE THE CHILDREN TOWARD LEARNING, TO UTILIZE MATERIALS OF INTEREST AND OF RELEVANCE TO THE CHILDREN, AND TO TEACH THE CHILDREN THE SKILLS THEY NEED. IN A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR RETARDED READERS, SIX CLINICIANS SEE 240 CHILDREN, GROUPED IN FOURS, TWICE WEEKLY FOR 7 WEEKS. INTEREST, ENTHUSIASM, AND ATTENDANCE ARE HIGH. THE MEDIAN READING GAIN IN THE 7 WEEKS IS .9 ON A SCALE OF -1.1 TO 3.3. ALONG WITH THE REGULAR PROGRAM OF REMEDIAL READING SERVICE, TWO SPECIAL PROJECTS HAVE BEEN TRIED OUT ON A PILOT STUDY BASIS. ONE IS A WORKSHOP IN PROBLEM-SOLVING TEACHNIQUES. THE OTHER, "SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHING ASSISTANCE IN READING," INVITES THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN THE CLINIC TO ATTEND A SERIES OF LESSONS, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND DISCUSSION PERIODS FOCUSED ON THE READING INSTRUCTION THEIR CHILDREN ARE RECEIVING.
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Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)