ERIC Number: ED028912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Para-Professional Personnel in Corrective Reading.
A middle school corrective reading program utilizing paraprofessionals is described. From more than 100 applications, 24 individuals were selected to participate in the paraprofessional training program which considered the following areas of instruction: psychology, rapport, ethics, audiovisual aids, motivation, sequential reading skills, and practical experience. It lasted 6 weeks and was supplemented by weekly 2-hour inservice training programs throughout the school year. Five middle schools in Hammond, Indiana, were selected to participate in the experimental Title III/ESEA project. Each school was assigned four paraprofessionals who provided corrective reading instruction and content area tutoring to 40 pupils--10 per paraprofessional. One director and three reading specialists performed diagnostic and supervisory functions. Pupils participating in the experimental and control groups were selected from those pupils referred by the classroom teacher for corrective reading aid. Parental involvement was encouraged through meetings and individual conferences. No conclusions regarding the worth of the project could be made, although most administrators, teachers, and parents were favorable toward it. (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hammond School City, IN.