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ERIC Number: ED036395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-31
Pages: 31
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A Description of the Flint Community Junior College Reading Program.
Anderson, Clarence A.
Because junior college students so frequently need remedial reading training and grammar review and because few teachers in such institutions have special training in reading instruction, a reading center was set up at Flint Community Junior College in Michigan. The Center used 2,500 square feet and a variety of types of equipment and materials geared to allow a small staff to aid a large number of interested adults in individualized instruction. Materials were programed and semiprogramed. A diagnostic approach used the Cooperative Reading Comprehension Test (1960) and the Educational Developmental Laboratories Word Clue Test to gain insight into the individual's reading ability, interests, attitudes, and habits for a cumulative folder and to aid in designing a program and plan of action for him. The method allowed one reading specialist and one student assistant to instruct hundreds of students and other adults, who participated three times weekly. The most obvious success was noted in comprehension and speed of comprehension results. Students kept their own attendance records and were graded "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" according to their progress. Tables, references, and samples of forms used by students in evaluating the program are included. (BT)
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Note: Paper presented at the North Central Reading Association conference, Flint, Mich., Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 1969