ERIC Number: ED330448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1: Does the Model Matter?
King, Fredrick; Sommer, Andrew
The goals for a Chapter 1 program are to help children succeed in the regular program, attain grade level proficiency, and improve achievement. Students have attained these goals in both pull-out and in-class programs. Most research suggests that the model used is not as important as the degree of coordination between the Chapter 1 and the regular classroom. This document examines the advantages and disadvantages of the two models. Advantages of the pull-out model include increases in reading and mathematics instruction, standardized test scores, and on-task behavior. Disadvantages include difficulty in coordinating classrooms, fragmented learning, and stigmatization. Advantages of the in-class model include avoidance of labeling of students, increased instructional time, and improved program coordination. Disadvantages include stigmatization, teacher conflicts, and fragmented learning. The narrative portion of the document is followed by a bibliography. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Oregon; Stigma