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ERIC Number: ED055763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-30
Pages: 17
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Developing a Language Arts Program for the Nonacademic Adolescent.
Scott, Louise T.
In an effort to reduce the number of dropouts in a Florence, South Carolina school system, an experimental English curriculum focusing on reading skills and attitudes toward school was created. The participating students were uninterested in education beyond high school and accustomed to low achievement in school work. Learning activities in the program were selected to capture student interest and to generate experiences of success. For students with problems in basic skills, for example, activities for building oral language, reading, writing, and listening skills included mock job interviews, taping of conversations, newspaper reading, vocabulary study from standard forms, advertisements and signs, paperback reading, journal writing, free-response writing, and discussions of current popular issues. Methods of grading and evaluation were revised. Results of reading skill tests showed that the program was successful in improving reading skills, and principals from the high schools attributed a lower dropout rate to the success of the program. (AL)
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Note: Paper presented at the Clemson University Reading Conference, Clemson, S.C., Sept. 30, 1971