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ERIC Number: ED016570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 1
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COMBINING A PROGRAM OF READING IMPROVEMENT WITH THE STUDY OF HISTORY.
RAUCH, SIDNEY J.; SCHLEICH, MIRIAM
A PILOT PROGRAM IS BEING CONDUCTED AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY IN HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK, THROUGH THE JOINT EFFORTS OF ITS READING CENTER AND HISTORY DEPARTMENT. THIS COORDINATED HISTORY-READING PROGRAM FOR COLLEGE FRESHMEN WAS DEVELOPED TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSES OF STUDENTS' DIFFICULTIES IN A COURSE REQUIRING EXTENSIVE READING, TO ANALYZE THE CONTENT OF A FRESHMAN HISTORY COURSE, AND TO IMPROVE THE READING AND STUDY SKILLS OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN TAKING THIS COURSE. FOUR INSTRUCTORS ANALYZED THE CONTENT OF THE HISTORY COURSE AND THE READING PROBLEMS OF THE STUDENTS AND THEN PLANNED THE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE COORDINATED COURSE. FOUR HISTORY SECTIONS OF 30 STUDENTS EACH ARE BEING CONDUCTED. TWO SECTIONS HAVE 15 STUDENTS EACH ATTENDING THE COOORDINATED COURSE ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS. THE OTHER TWO SECTIONS HAVE 15 STUDENTS EACH PARTICIPATING AS A CONTROL GROUP THIS TERM. THESE STUDENTS WILL BE THE EXPERIMENTAL STUDENTS NEXT TERM. IN ADDITION TO ATTENDANCE IN THE REGULAR HISTORY COURSE, THE EXPERIMENTAL STUDENTS MEET ONCE A WEEK AT THE READING CENTER FOR 3 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE IN READING SKILLS, NOTE TAKING, AND STUDY TECHNIQUES USING SPECIAL MATERIALS TO SUPPLEMENT THE CONTENT OF THE HISTORY COURSE. PERFORMANCES IN THE TWO COURSES ARE GRADED SEPARTELY AND CREDITED. THIS PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE 1967 YEARBOOK OF THE NATIONAL READING CONFERENCE. (NS)
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Identifiers: Hofstra University NY; NEW YORK; New York (Hempstead)