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ERIC Number: ED035538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 6
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Developing a Content Reading Program for an Inner City High School.
Weiss, M. Jerry
The story of how the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company became involved with an inner-city school is related. Central High School, in the midst of Newark, New Jersey, an area hit hard by fires and rioting, had apparent reading problems among other problems common to today's inner-city schools. Personnel from New Jersey Bell together with some staff members of Jersey City State College formulated a reading proposal for Central High. Reading was not looked upon as a separate subject but was integrated into the whole curriculum. The teachers of Central High were encouraged, not coerced, into inservice training in teaching reading skills. Students as well as faculty members from the college became involved. The program is now in its second year, and more teachers at the high school are becoming actively involved. Reading materials and equipment have been added with New Jersey Bell's help. This story tells how industrial assistance helped one inner-city school to inservice train its teachers and to promote school-wide improvement of reading skills among its students. (NH)
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969