ERIC Number: ED248456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Policy Constraints and Effective Compensatory Reading Instruction: A Review.
Allington, Richard L.
Through a review of the literature, this paper describes current practices in compensatory reading programs, (particularly Title I and Chapter 1 programs), offers evidence on how such practices evolved, identifies program features that may be questionable, and suggests ways to redesign such programs to enhance their effectiveness. The first section of the paper discusses the delivery of instruction in compensatory programs, with subsections covering program structure, curriculum, instructional time, and instructional focus. The second section reviews how compensatory instruction might be delivered, while the third section considers program integration with core curriculum. The fourth section examines characteristics of effective remedial instruction in the areas of setting, curriculum, instruction, time, students, and evaluation. The paper concludes that compensatory education programs, particularly Title I and Chapter 1 programs, have remained static for too long with too little systematic investigation by members of the reading profession. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, May 6-10, 1984).