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ERIC Number: ED015849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EIGHT POINT PROGRAM AT THE COLLEGE-ADULT LEVEL.
CARTER, HOMER L.J.; MCGINNIS, DOROTHY J.
THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES FOR CONDUCTING COLLEGE-ADULT READING PROGRAMS WERE IMPLEMENTED IN THE WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY READING PROGRAM--(1) THE TEACHER MUST STIMULATE, INFORM, AND GUIDE, (2) EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW HIS OWN READING ABILITY AND SELECT FOR HIMSELF THE READING SKILLS HE NEEDS, (3) THE STUDENT SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT HE CAN IMPROVE HIS READING ABILITY, BUT THAT THIS IS HIS RESPONSIBILITY, (4) HE SHOULD SET UP HIS OWN READING OBJECTIVES AND ATTAIN THEM AT HIS OWN RATE AND ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PLAN, (5) HE SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO READ THE REQUIRED TEXTS EFFECTIVELY, (6) HE SHOULD EVALUATE HIS OWN ACHIEVEMENT AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE TERM, AND (7) THE INSTRUCTION SHOULD BE SIMPLE, DIRECT, AND SPECIFIC. COLLEGE STUDENTS AND ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATED IN THE NONCREDIT COURSE WHICH CONSISTED OF 15 MINUTES OF CONTROLLED READING STUDY, 25 MINUTES OF DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE, AND 10 MINUTES OF CLASS DISCUSSION. MEETING TWICE A WEEK DURING THE SEMESTER, THE STUDENTS LEARNED TO APPLY READING TECHNIQUES DIRECTLY IN THEIR ACADEMIC WORK AND WERE TAUGHT HOW TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THEIR OWN READING MATERIALS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL READING CONFERENCE (TAMPA, NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 1967). (NS)
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Identifiers: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY