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ERIC Number: ED020097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-25
Pages: 11
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A STATUS STUDY OF SUMMER READING PROGRAMS.
YORK, L. JEAN
A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY INVESTIGATED READING PROGRAMS CONDUCTED IN THE SUMMER OF 1967 IN THE CAPITAL CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES TO STUDY THE PROGRAMS' SOURCE OF SUPPORT, ELIGIBILITY OF STUDENTS, TEACHING PERSONNEL, INSTRUCTION, AND EVALUATIVE TECHNIQUES USED. DATA BASED ON THE RESPONSES OF 30 SUPERINTENDENTS SHOWED THAT 86 PERCENT OF THE CAPITAL CITIES HAD A SUMMER READING PROGRAM IN 1967. TWO-THIRDS OF THESE WERE SUPPORTED BY FEDERAL FUNDS. THE REST WERE FINANCED EITHER BY COMMUNITY OR STATE PARTICIPATION, PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS, TUITION, DISTRICT OR REGULAR SCHOOL FUNDS, OR A COMBINATION OF THESE SOURCES. MOST OF THE PROGRAMS WERE FOR MULTIAGED DISADVANTAGED AND RETARDED READERS WHO EITHER VOLUNTEERED TO ATTEND OR WERE REFERRED BY TEACHERS AND PARENTS. ELIGIBILITY WAS BASED ON THE CHILD'S SOCIOECONOMIC AND READING LEVELS. THE TEACHING PERSONNEL WERE MOSTLY TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS. SOME PROGRAMS EMPLOYED A VARIETY OF PERSONNEL SUCH AS TEACHER AIDES, CLERKS, NURSES, PSYCHOLOGISTS, LIBRARIANS, SOCIOLOGISTS, AND PARENTS. INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION, PROGRAMED LEARNING, AND WIDE USE OF LIBRARY BOOKS WERE EMPHASIZED. IN MOST OF THE PROGRAMS, EVALUATION WAS DONE BY THE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (BOSTON, APRIL 24-27, 1968). (NS)
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