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ERIC Number: ED045284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 6
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Philosophy and Objectives of College Reading Programs.
Colvin, Charles R.
The determination of a philosophy and specific objectives of college reading are necessary for the organization, administration, testing, diagnosis, instruction, selection and use of materials, and evaluation of college reading programs. A tenable, working definition for a philosophy of college reading includes (1) that every college student can and should improve his reading and study skills to an optimum level for him; (2) that college reading and study involve complex skills which may be developed through instruction and practice; (3) that reading is only one factor, but a very important one, in the total adjustment in which students need specialized assistance; and (4) that specialized attention to reading in college is desirable because of the wide range in reading ability demonstrated by incoming students and the favorable influence of improved reading ability on academic progress. Also, in college reading programs specific statements of objectives are needed and should follow these criteria: (1) the objective should be stated in terms of the student or learner, (2) the objective should be stated in terms of observable behavior, and (3) the statement of an objective should refer to the behavior or process and to the specific intent to which it is to be applied. References are included. (Author/DE)
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Note: Paper prepared for the Seminar for Directors of College and University Reading Centers, International Reading Association convention, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970