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ERIC Number: ED011230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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SURVEYS OF COLLEGE READING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS--1929-1966.
LOWE, A. J.
THIS PAPER PRESENTS FINDINGS BASED UPON APPROXIMATELY 50 PUBLISHED SURVEYS OF COLLEGE READING PROGRAMS SINCE 1921. PROGRAMS VARIED FROM INDIVIDUAL, INCIDENTAL HELP TO COMPREHENSIVE COURSES IN READING IMPROVEMENT. NO SET PATTERNS ARE NOTED FOR LENGTH OF TRAINING, COST, OR AMOUNT OF CREDIT GIVEN. PROGRAMS PRIOR TO 1940 STRESSED STUDY HABITS, COMPREHENSION, AND SPEED OF READING. ACADEMIC CREDIT INCREASED, AND ADMINISTRATION AND ENGLISH JOINED PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SPONSORING PROGRAMS BETWEEN 1940 AND 1960. APPROXIMATELY 258 PROGRAMS IN SOME 490 SCHOOLS ARE REPORTED. SINCE 1950, NUMEROUS WORKBOOKS, PACERS, TACHISTOSCOPES, AND READING FILMS WERE USED IN A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS. SPEED READING BECAME A TOPIC OF INTEREST. THE ROLE OF THE COUNSELING CENTER BECAME PROMINENT IN THE ORGANIZATION OF PROGRAMS. GROWTH IN TRAINING MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, AND TESTS PARALLELED THE GROWTH OF INSTITUTIONS AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF READING PROGRAMS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF 49 ITEMS IS INCLUDED. (MC)
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Identifiers: COLLEGE READING ASSOCIATION; Educational Development Centers; IOWA SILENT READING TESTS; National Reading Conference (Organization)