ERIC Number: ED063591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
The Portland Project: An In-Service Training Program in the Teaching of Reading.
Dunkeld, Colin G.
The Portland Project, an inservice training program in the teaching of reading for teachers, parents, principals, and teacher aides, was a federally-funded joint effort of Portland State University and the Portland, Oregon, Public Schools. It provided for one day of released time per week for teachers of grades one through four in four disadvantaged public schools. University classroom presentations, workshop activities, and independent assignments were combined with on-site school demonstrations and supervision. All participants attended a two-week training session during August 1970. Teachers subsequently made significant progress in achieving 51 of 68 knowledge objectives and in achieving 6 of 11 classroom performance objectives. Parents made significant gains in attaining 12 of 13 knowledge objectives, while aides made significant progress in realizing 4 of 4 such objectives. However, sample measures of reading, writing and oral language performances of the children whose teachers and auxiliary personnel participated in the project revealed no significant gains nor losses. (Appendices include sample forms and various questionnaires utilized during the project.) (Author/RD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR.; Portland Public Schools, OR.
Identifiers: Portland Project
Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of International Reading Assn. (17th, Detroit, May 10-13, 1972)