ERIC Number: ED053884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Reading. Summer Remedial and Enrichment Program, Thomasville, Georgia.
National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
The Thomasville City School District offers an 8-weeks summer program for students in grades 1 through 6. The program consists of individualized and small group instruction, with an emphasis on improving reading skills. Areas covered include vocabulary, comprehension, oral and written expression, and basic arithmetic. Evan though the program's major focus is on reading, classes are also offered in creative English, mathematics, music, and physical education. Ninety percent of the 290 students that attend the summer program are from families whose income does not exceed $4,000 per year. The student spends one-half of his time in individualized learning situations, one-quarter of his time in small group situations, and one-quarter of his time in large groups. There is a small ratio of students to teachers and teacher aides, allowing for a great deal of individual attention for the student. An evaluation of the program showed that students showed positive changes in attitudes as well as marked increases on the Gates-MacGinitie post-test in both vocabulary and comprehension. Materials and equipment, budget, inservice training, and classroom environment are also briefly described. (AI)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Program Descriptions, Reading Programs, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Small Group Instruction, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.