ERIC Number: ED041722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Early Reading Assistance: A Reading Tutorial Program.
Program for Action by Citizens in Education, Cleveland, OH.
The Early Reading Assistance Program was developed and implemented by a nonprofit citizens organization (Programs for Action by Citizens in Education) funded by a Jennings Foundation Grant to provide tutorial reading assistance for children in 17 suburban Cleveland Public Schools. The volunteer tutors were mainly middle-aged, middle-class housewives with varied backgrounds. Scheduling of the tutoring sessions was quite strict and was patterned to provide 2 hours per week of individualized instruction for each child for a period of 13 weeks. This report describes in detail the implementation of the program, including organizing the overall program, selecting the children, recruiting and training volunteers, setting up the tutoring schedule, and evaluating the program. The plans to continue the program into a second year are also described. Tables report the data comparing tutored and control groups on reading achievement gain, attitudes toward reading, and behavioral changes as a result of tutoring. An interest inventory and sample evaluation forms are also included. (CM)
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Authoring Institution: Program for Action by Citizens in Education, Cleveland, OH.