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ERIC Number: ED015853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 11
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THE READING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS OF FLORIDA INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING--1966-67.
LOWE, A.J.
QUESTIONNAIRES MAILED TO 53 INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND CONTENT OF READING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS (RIP) OFFERED IN THE FALL OF 1966 INDICATED THAT AS OF SEPTEMBER, 1966, 79 PERCENT, OR 37 SCHOOLS, OF THE 53 INSTUTUTIONS HAD SUCH A PROGRAM, WHILE 21 PERCENT, OR 10 SCHOOLS, DID NOT. SURVEY RESULTS ALSO SHOWED THAT OF THE 10 NO-RIP SCHOOLS, SEVEN WANTED TO HAVE SUCH A PROGRAM. APPROXIMATELY 50 PERCENT OF THE 37 RIP SCHOOLS STARTED THEIR PROGRAMS IN 1962 OR LATER, AND THE OTHER HALF STARTED BETWEEN 1950 AND 1961. THE ENGLISH AND GUIDANCE DEPARTMENTS CONTROLLED MORE OF THE PROGRAMS THAN DID THE READING AND EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS. ALMOST ONE-HALF OF THE RIP SCHOOLS GAVE ACADEMIC CREDITS AND CHARGED REASONABLE FEES. THE TYPICAL PROGRAM MET 2 OR 3 TIMES A WEEK DURING THE TERM. ABOUT 59 FULL-TIME AND 41 PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS WERE INVOLVED IN 36 PROGRAMS. APPROXIMATELY 8,357 STUDENTS WERE ENROLLED IN 35 PROGRAMS. MECHANICAL AIDS, PACERS, CONTROLLED READERS, FILMS, TACHISTOSCOPES, WORKBOOKS, AND BOXED MATERIALS WERE USED IN MOST PROGRAMS BY GROUPS OR BY INDIVIDUALS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL READING CONFERENCE (TAMPA, NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 1967). (NS)
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Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA