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ERIC Number: ED041716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 12
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The Reading Consultant in the Public Schools.
Storer, Eldon L.
A problem-solving evaluative approach is described for an ESEA/Title III program in Topeka, Kansas. One problem in the program was to identify the reading curriculum needs of the 34 elementary, 11 junior high, and 3 high schools with a total enrollment of 25,000 students. There were 1,000 students 2 or more years below their expected level who had an IQ of 90 and above in grades 4 through 9. These criteria were used for selecting students for the remedial program. A clinic was designed with a professional interdisciplinary staff to provide diagnostic services for severely disabled readers. Through cooperation with a local university, 25 teachers received training as reading teachers under a 3-year program and returned to their classrooms. In order to achieve adequate local funding, parent groups, school staff members, central administration, and the board of education were made aware of the services offered and the results. The role of the reading consultant in public schools was viewed as that of administrator and subject specialist. Some of his activities included providing instructional procedures, inservice teacher training, and instructional materials; evaluating teacher performance; and working with public and school officials. (WB)
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Note: Paper presented at the conference of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970