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ERIC Number: ED013728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 1
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REMEDIAL READING TEACHERS - WHERE DO YOU FIND THEM.
COMSTOCK, ALDYTHE T.
THE TOWN OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS, EXPERIMENTED WITH A PLAN FOR TRAINING ITS OWN READING TEACHERS. FORMER TEACHERS AND OTHER WELL-QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY WERE HIRED TO TEACH 2 TO 4 DAYS EACH WEEK. DURING THE PRESCHOOL PLANNING DAYS, THE SPECIAL READING TEACHERS (ONE FOR EACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) MET WITH THE READING COORDINATOR TO GET AN OVERALL PICTURE OF THE READING CURRICULUM, THE PROBLEMS THAT MIGHT BE ENCOUNTERED, AND THE MATERIALS NEEDED. DURING THE FIRST WEEKS OF SCHOOL, THE SPECIAL TEACHERS DIVIDED THEIR TIME BETWEEN MEETINGS WITH THE COORDINATOR AND PERIODS IN THEIR OWN SCHOOLS WHERE THEY MET THE FACULTY AND PUPILS, LISTENED TO READING PROBLEMS, LOCATED TEACHING MATERIALS, LOOKED UP PUPIL RECORDS OR ASSISTED CLASSROOM TEACHERS. CHILDREN WERE REFERRED TO THEM BY TEACHERS OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS. PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM WAS VOLUNTARY. TEACHERS REPORTED THAT THE CHILDREN RECEIVING THIS SPECIAL INSTRUCTION WERE BETTER ADJUSTED TO THE CLASSROOM SITUATION AND SHOWED MORE INTEREST IN READING. RECORDS OF PUPILS' PROGRESS, THEIR SPECIAL INTERESTS AND BACKGROUNDS, AND MATERIALS THEY HAD READ WERE KEPT. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE READING TEACHER," VOLUME 20, APRIL 1967. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers: Batavia School District IL; ILLINOIS