ERIC Number: ED059031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Interim Report of a Summer Institute in Teaching Reading: An Eclectic Approach to Reading.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
A 4-weeks summer reading institute with emphasis on reading skills in the content areas was held in 1969. The program was designed for teachers and students from grades 4 to 6, parents, innovation team members, and teacher aides from the Model School Division. Intensive effort was made to provide teachers with special skills in classroom organization, teaching methodology, and the use of current materials and programs. Content reading skills were highlighted through establishment of curriculum laboratories in mathematics, social studies, and science. Teachers were introduced to language experience, linguistics, and individualized reading instruction techniques. The first days of the Institute were spent in establishing interpersonal relationships to emphasize effects of personal interactions in the teaching-learning situation. An evaluation instrument was designed and administered to the participants to seek background information and to assess individual attitudes and expectations. A student checklist was also given to participating children. Response data were analyzed are reported in detail. Tables and appendixes are included. (AW)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Content Area Reading, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Participation, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Summer Programs, Teacher Aides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.