ERIC Number: ED367960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Computer-Aided Instruction for Improving Reading Skills with Juvenile Delinquents.
A practicum encapsulated a reading skills assessment and intervention program utilizing computer-aided instruction and support activities for four 3-week sessions. The primary target population was the 43 juvenile delinquents at a Florida juvenile detention center who completed posttest measures. A total of 280 students participated in the program. The secondary target population was the teaching staff. The practicum problem was the target population's marked deficiencies in reading skills. The secondary population received training to help them understand, plan, and implement the classroom activities. Computer aided pre- and posttest measures were employed to measure the primary target population's gains in reading skills. Pre and poststudy reading attitudinal surveys were used to measure the primary target population's inclinations toward reading and the effect of the program. Secondary target population's objectives included scoring 80% or more on poststudy tests covering the areas of onsite hardware and software and computer-aided assessment and intervention. Results of the primary target population indicated that 76.7% improved their reading skills by 10% and 56.8% improved their attitudes toward reading by 15%. The secondary target population met all the objectives. (Seven tables, 53 appendixes including reading assessment and intervention surveys, a software evaluation form, and computer applications tests are included. Contains 26 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida; Student Surveys
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.