ERIC Number: ED023017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Evaluation, Adult Education Project, Reading Techniques for Parents, 1965-1968.
Los Angeles City Schools, CA.
During 1965-68, the Los Angeles City Schools conducted a community involvement reading program for parents, teachers, volunteer workers, and other adults interested in teaching children how to read. Twelve teacher hours of instruction were divided either into six two-hour or four three-hour segments. The reading method "Formula Phonics," is a learning theory approach to teaching, and uses an integrated word-attack system taught in a manner and setting which help remove a pupil's anxiety through his making correct responses. Comments from participants and principals indicated that (1) the project was highly effective in teaching adults the techniques of reading instruction, (2) the instructor's personality and the clear, interesting presentation of meaningful well organized materials contributed greatly to program effectiveness, (3) the brevity of the courses did not permit some participants to practice and review their findings, and (4) home instruction was the major use of course learnings. It was recommended that the courses be continued and expanded and that additional research be done. The document includes samples of phonics materials. (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA.