ERIC Number: ED060137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Communication Skills Center: Evaluation Report, 1970-1971.
Fisher, Arnold H.
The objectives of these Centers were as follows: (1) to reduce the extent of retardation in reading for educationally deprived pupils from low-income families in grades four through twelve in Detroit, and, (2) to gain further knowledge and skills for the effective operation of Communication Skills Centers providing remedial services for large numbers of disadvantaged children and youth. Operating from portable units, the staff included a reading diagnostician-administrator, a social therapist, a psychologist, six remedial reading teachers, a clerk-typist, two school service assistants, and a school bus driver. During the school year the program served students from the four Neighborhood Education Center public elementary schools. Students were referred to the Center by teachers at these schools, tested at the Center and if selected for service, placed into classes averaging four students. Students attended one hour instructional periods four days each week. The staff had planning and preparation sessions, staff conferences, and conferences with feeder school personnel and parents. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Communication Skills, Compensatory Education, Counseling Services, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary School Students, Individualized Instruction, Inner City, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Self Esteem, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.