ERIC Number: ED053887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Reading. Yuba County Reading-Learning Center, Marysville, California.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Almost 900 children in grades 1 through 8, with reading difficulties, are given special individualized instruction at the Yuba County Reading-Learning Center each year. Operating on a twelve-months basis, the Center seeks to improve the children's reading and verbal skills and bring about more positive attitudes toward school and education. The children spend 1 hour a day, 4 days a week, at the center, in classes of 24 students. The emphasis, however, is on individual and small group instruction. Teacher training is a significant part of this program. Each year, 11 teachers are given a year off from their regular classroom assignments to be on the center staff and receive training as reading specialists. An evaluation of the program showed (1) that all children improved in oral and silent reading and word analysis; (2) that positive changes in the children's attitudes were noted; and (3) that the teacher training section of the program proved to be successful for the reading centers, the schools, and the teachers themselves. (AI)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Individual Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Achievement, Reading Centers, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Small Group Instruction, Student Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1780-0789, $0.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.