ERIC Number: ED057125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Inner-City Children Can Be Taught to Read: Four Successful Schools. CBE Occasional Papers, Number 18.
This study attempts to show that it is possible for inner-city schools to teach basic reading successfully. Various successful programs were studied in order to discover the factors the schools had in common. The study was conducted during the School Year 1970-71 and four successful schools served as the basis of this report. Two schools were in New York City, one in Kansas City, and one in Los Angeles. The report describes the research goals and method; it also gives a detailed picture of the four schools and draws some conclusions. In particular, it is believed that the success of the schools identified shows that the failure in beginning reading typical of inner-city schools is the fault not of the children or their background, but of the schools. Appendix 1 deals with the test that was used to determine reading ability. Appendix 2 contains a comment on beginning reading achievement and income. (Author/JW)
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Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.