ERIC Number: ED366907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Selected College Reading Improvement Programs: A Descriptive History.
Mason, Ronald B.
Descriptions of selected college reading improvement programs (most of which were begun in the 1920s or 1930s) reveals that with the exception of increased standardization in the areas of administrative concerns, little seems new. Reviewing the cases of seven college reading improvement programs (Harvard, Hamline, Amherst, University of Chicago, Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Iowa) demonstrate the contrasts and similarities of the programs. Early practitioners in the field explored a variety of instructional modes: classroom, small group, and individualized reading laboratory as well as individualized clinical. Programs were sponsored typically by only a few academic departments and atypically through a mandate by special college committees and/or the consensus vote of the college faculty. A number of assessment instruments were used with varying cutoff scores among programs. The qualifications of instructional staffs of early programs also varied widely from one program to another. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
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Identifiers: Descriptive Research