ERIC Number: ED035087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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Responsive Environment Program Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 1968-June 1969: The Talking Typewriter. Final Report.
Israel, Benjamin L.; Litwin, Zelda
This progress report covers a 6-month period in the second year of an experimental research project to test the utility of the Edison Responsive Environment Talking Typewriter as a major tool for teaching both initial and remedial reading to educationally disadvantaged youth. Conducted in six schools in Brooklyn, New York, the study included experimental and control groups at four age levels: kindergarten (82 pupils), first grade (388 pupils), eighth grade (31 pupils), and ninth grade (21 pupils). Statistical analyses of the study's data are explained for each age level. In almost every instance the study showed greater reading achievement by the experimental groups using the Talking Typewriter. The report recommends further development of the Talking Typewriter program, stresses the need for teacher training in the technique, gives job descriptions of the project's primary personnel, and concludes with material illustrating the program's format and instructional tools. (JK)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educationally Disadvantaged, Individualized Reading, Inner City, Inservice Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, School Community Relationship, Statistical Analysis
United States Department of Commerce, Institute for Applied Technology, Springfield, Virginia 22251 ($3.00)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Responsive Environment Program Center.