ERIC Number: ED219719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Read through the Arts. Annual Evaluation Report. Summer 1981.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Special Education.
The Learning to Read Through the Arts program of the New York City public school system was designed to provide supplementary reading services to 3,360 mildly to moderately handicapped children in grades three through nine for three summers. The program was held in 20 sites throughout the city and was scheduled for 4 hours a day. The program was organized around two major instructional components, individual and small group reading sessions and reading-oriented art workshops. At all sites, students attended two 90-minute art workshops per day and were offered a variety of visual, plastic, and performing art experiences. In addition, students were pulled out of the art workshops on a rotating basis for 45 minutes of daily, direct reading instruction. Results of a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the program indicated that the program was highly effective in meeting its proposed goals. Nearly all of the program participants mastered at least one new skill in reading and many mastered two or more. Despite some start-up difficulties and significant problems with transportation, attendance was excellent, and students were cooperative and eager to learn. Both reading and art teachers were enthusiastic about the program and cited gains made by students in self-confidence, socialization, and creative expression, as well as their measured improvement in reading skills. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Learning to Read through the Arts Program; National Diffusion Network Programs