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ERIC Number: ED040013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 14
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The Rise of College Reading; The Good, The Bad, and The Indifferent: 1915-1970.
Lowe, A. J.
The history of the college reading improvement program is traced and summarized from 1915 to 1970. The major factors which influenced and shaped the development during 5 decades are listed. During the period from 1920 to 1929, reading tests, tachistoscopes, workbooks, and eye cameras became readily available. From 1930 to 1939, the advent of mechanical aids influenced program development. The decade from 1940 to 1949 saw the continued proliferation of programs (258 in 1942) and the conflict of competing ideologies. Commercial interest in adult reading programs and the organization of several professional reading groups characterized the period from 1950 to 1959. Although large amounts of federal aid to reading programs became available from 1960 to 1969, college programs, per se, received a relatively small share. During the 55-year history of the college reading program, a body of relevant literature has evolved. Major sources of information on college reading are cited. A 36-item bibliography is attached. (WB)
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Note: Paper presented to the College Reading Association convention, Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 19-21, 1970