ERIC Number: ED042591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Title I Reading Programs Conducted in the Fiscal Year of 1966. Preliminary Report.
Division of Compensatory Education, BESE.
A nationwide survey of 1,000 school reading projects for the disadvantaged during 1966-67 conducted by Western Reserve University is discussed. Among its purposes were (1) to learn by categories what Title I had funded under the general heading of reading, (2) to discover how these programs had been implemented, (3) to find out what kinds of personnel, materials, and equipment were being used, (4) to analyze different kinds of programs in light of research and professional opinion, and (5) to assess the project designs most likely to predict success. The study also attempted to determine what auxiliary services should be included to produce effective programs and to pinpoint projects which show special promise so that their progress can be followed by the United States Office of Education. The following steps in the survey's completion are described: establishment of criteria for effective reading programs for needy children, selection of a representative sampling of reading projects throughout the United States, interviewing of local project directors by telephone, compilation and summarization of telephone data, visitation of selected projects in several geographical areas, analysis and reporting of visitation data, determination of promising practices, and formulation of recommendations. This publication represents only a portion of the study's full report. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Developmental Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrichment Activities, Federal Aid, Inservice Education, Instructional Innovation, National Surveys, Program Evaluation, Reading Programs, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, School Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Division of Compensatory Education, BESE.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I