ERIC Number: ED040977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Reinforced Readiness Requisites from Theory to Practice
Speiss, Madeleine F.; And Others
This booklet is an instructional aid for teacher trainers. Its aim is to help trainers familiarize teachers with the theory and proper use of the Reinforced Readiness Requisites (RRR) program, a series of 145 lessons designed to give standard kindergarten and first grade entry and reading readiness skills to Mexican-American and Indian children. The RRR program is based on tangible rewards and group cooperation. In the initial stage of the one-year program, children are given toys if the class as a whole meets performance criteria in a lesson. Later the toys are replaced by tokens, and then the tokens are also phased out. The booklet contains an explanation of the theory behind the program; questions for group discussion; scenarios for role playing; storyboards and scripts of two slide presentations--one on the program content and the other on the reinforcement techniques; three sample lessons; and a nine-category classroom observation schedule . An appendix contains a list of media materials and written handouts which accompany the RRR teacher training program. (RT)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.