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ERIC Number: ED050891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 6
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Establishing a Team Reading Program.
Patterson, Oliver
The Team Reading Project at Suffolk Community College is designed to aid college students with academic, cultural, linguistic, or economic deficiencies through a 1-semester course in study skills and remedial work in reading, mathematics, and writing. Four instructors coordinate the program, aided by a counselor. The reading component is the focal point of the program, the reading instructor working closely with the other instructors in selecting materials. The establishment of a team reading program requires first that a broad-based planning committee of faculty, a librarian, and a research director be established to handle preliminary details and specify broad goals for the program. Data then must be collected on the students, including survey tests, analytic/semidiagnostic tests, and informal reading tests in content areas. After data are interpreted, tentative behavioral objectives and methodologies are established by the instructors. The instructors are vital to the success of the program in that they must be cooperative, flexible, and open to criticism. The instructors, with the help of the research director, also have the responsibility of final total evaluation of the program. Evaluative procedures include measures of academic and attitudinal changes and the reactions of both faculty and students. (VJ)
Twentieth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, Center for Reading Services, Milwaukee, Wis. 53233 (In press)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 3-5, 1970