ERIC Number: ED037310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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The College Reading Improvement Programs of Georgia, 1969-70.
Lowe, A. J.; Stefurak, D. W.
A questionnaire concerning the status of college reading improvement programs was sent to the 58 institutions of higher learning in Georgia in the fall of 1969. Thirty schools responded, representing a 52 percent return. Of the 30 schools replying, 21 (67 percent) had a college reading improvement program, while the remaining nine did not. Of the 21 schools with a reading improvement program, nine were administered by the English Department and seven by the Education Department. In one school the program was administered by a private firm. Almost one-half of the schools with a reading improvement program started their programs in 1966 or later, and conversely the other half had programs started from 1944 to 1966. Nearly one-half of the programs gave academic credit, and nearly one-half charged a fee ranging from materials only to $115.00 for private firm. Most of the programs used some type of mechanical aids, workbooks or boxed materials, and tests. These included a wide range of pacers, tachistoscopes, reading films, workbooks, and other materials which are reported by publisher's name. Tables and references are included. (CM)
Descriptors: College Programs, Educational Media, Questionnaires, Reading Centers, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, School Surveys, State Surveys
Nineteenth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969