ERIC Number: ED045785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Corrective Reading Programs, Wichita, Kansas: Model Programs. Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Prepared for a White House Conference on Children (December 1970), this report describes the Corrective Reading Program of Wichita, supported in target areas by funds from ESEA Title I and considered an effective large-scale remedial program which operates in the public schools. Special classes are held in each school building in which the program operates, and a standardized system of referral has been set up. A number of schools not in the target area have adopted a similar approach, but are funded by the school district. Thus the concept of governmental grants as "seed money" has been realized. The program is note-worthy in the light of the student's reception of it--they regard participation in it as a privilege--and also in the light of its low cost--only 200 dollars per pupil above Wichita's normal expenditure of 603 dollars per pupil. The program focuses on corrective reading in the elementary and junior high grades rather than in the high schools, though the board of education has successfully experimented with multimedia learning laboratories at the high school level. Attention has also shifted to the lower graders, so that the second grade is now a major source of corrective pupils. A summer school is in operation. For other booklets in the series, see UD 011 120-124. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Compensatory Education, Comprehension, Corrective Reading, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Federal Programs, Intellectual Development, Reading Improvement, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog no. HE-5.220:20158, $0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Kansas
Note: Prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December 1970