ERIC Number: ED162254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Practical Constraints on Secondary Schools Remedial Reading Programs.
Newton, Anne E.
Most of the suggestions made by Judith A. Boettcher (see related document) for an ideal secondary remedial reading program are readily applicable to such programs, although some changes in emphasis may be necessary to ensure effectiveness. Among the desired emphases are the following: structure must be inherent not only in the curriculum, but also in the classroom environment. Students can be involved in planning for individualized learning from the beginning of the program. Attempts should be made to integrate the remedial reading program with the school's entire reading program. The content of a program must include skill training in a variety of areas, including oral reading, listening, study methods, and written communication. A variety of materials must be available to meet the needs of all students (as is shown by an examination of the needs of two different students and the materials used with them). Tutoring has its place as an instructional technique but must be complemented by teacher instruction. Evaluative measures should not only identify potential program candidates but should determine each student's progress and the success of the program itself. Finally, remedial reading specialists' schedules must be planned carefully to permit them to work with students and content area teachers, maintain contact with parents, and meet regularly with other reading personnel. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978); For related documents, see CS004379, CS004387, CS004392, and CS004413