ERIC Number: ED038442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Reading Achievement of Gary Job Corps Enrolled in a Diagnostically Based Program, 1967-68.
Frost, Joe L.; Pilgrim, Geneva Hanna
This job corps center program is designed for male school drop outs from low socioeconomic backgrounds and ages 16 through 21 years, whose entrance test scores reveal marked deficiencies in reading. Three thousand of the dropouts were enrolled in a foundation reading program designed to advance skills sufficiently for the students to take advanced vocational classes. The reading program had the following impact during 1967-68. The 1967 enrollee spent 3.9 months in the program, gaining one to two months in vocabulary development and three and one-half to four months in reading comprehension for each month spent in the program. The 1968 enrollee gained five to seven months in vocabulary development and five to 12 months in reading comprehension for each month he studied in the program. The discrepancy in results may be due to either the superiority of the 1968 program or biased data due to incomplete results for 1968. The key elements in the success of the program appear to be the diagnosis of reading deficiencies, the individualization of instruction, the multi-media approach, the observed high motivational level of students, and the teamwork of skillful staff members. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gary Job Corps Center, San Marcos, TX.
Identifiers: Botel Reading Inventory; Job Corps; Texas