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ERIC Number: ED015102
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 11
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ACADEMIC AND READING ACHIEVEMENT RELATED TO READING DIFFICULTIES.
GAINES, EDITH M.; HINDS, LILLIAN R.
THE SELECTION AND TRAINING OF TEACHER AIDS FOR CLEVELAND'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE DESCRIBED. EIGHTY WOMEN WERE CHOSEN FROM THE AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ROLLS AND WERE ENROLLED IN A 5-MONTH TRAINING PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM WAS UNIQUE IN ITS PLAN TO TRAIN WOMEN WITH LESS THAN A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM WERE TO DEVELOP HIGH LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS WHICH WOULD MAKE THE WOMEN MORE EMPLOYABLE AND TO GIVE SPECIFIC TRAINING WHICH WOULD ENABLE THEM TO BE OF VALUABLE ASSISTANCE TO TEACHERS. PRETESTS AND POST-TESTS MEASURED READING SKILLS, VISUAL FUNCTIONING, AND AUDITORY DISCRIMINATION. READING PROFICIENCIES WERE SET AT THE FOURTH GRADE LEVEL FOR CANDIDATES FOR PRIMARY GRADES AND AT THE SEVENTH GRADE LEVEL FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE UPPER ELEMENTARY CLASSROOMS. TABLES PRESENT DATA SUCH AS TEACHERS' RATINGS OF THE ASSISTANTS' PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.
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