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ERIC Number: ED046912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 3
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Developing Reading Skills in Further Education.
Wainwright, Gordon
Use of English, v21 n4 p336-38 Sum 1970
Students with low reading levels in colleges of "further education" would benefit both personally and vocationally from a developmental reading program embracing three principal aims: (1) to increase the range of available reading speeds from 200-300 words per minute to 400, 500, or 800 words per minute without loss of comprehension; (2) to show students how to develop the flexible use of various reading techniques (e.g., skill in both skimming and study reading); and (3) to enable students to improve the quality of comprehension in their reading. For the effective implementation of these goals, a book-centered course--the simple combination of instruction, practice, and discussion--which encourages wide student reading is of more value than expensive equipment (e.g., teaching machines, training films, and tachistoscopic devices). (JMC)
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