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ERIC Number: ED051972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-21
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
Utilizing Television in Reading Improvement Courses.
Werneken, Jane
Because televisions are found in many homes today, they can be used as a channel for bringing reading improvement courses to a large number of people. Various experimental television reading programs are summarized which have proven successful in motivating people to improve their reading skills. Through Glendale Community College in Arizona, a weekly 28-minute reading improvement course was offered over commercial television. Enrolled students came on campus for administration of the Iowa Silent Reading Test prior to the first session of the course. Test results, along with reading materials kits with practice exercises, were mailed to each student. Each weekly lesson consisted of three parts: class instruction, including a review of the preceding lesson; guests; and the use of filmstrips with the Tach X. It was found that careful planning of each lesson was needed to make the best use of the limited time schedule. Many typical classroom materials were used successfully on the programs, such as films and the overhead projector. At the end of the course, the Iowa Silent Reading Test was again administered on campus. Comparison of the pretest and post-test results indicated that students became involved in their work and improved their reading techniques. References are included. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971