ERIC Number: ED061721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Project R-3; A Motivational Program Emphasizing Student Readiness, Subject Relevance, and Learning Reinforcement Through Individualized Instruction, Intensive Involvement, and Gaming/Simulation.
San Jose Unified School District, CA.
A course intended to upgrade essential reading and mathematics skills in students who show poor performance or negative attitudes towards school has been developed at A. Lincoln High School in San Jose, California. Called Project R-3, it seeks to motivate students by emphasizing student readiness, subject relevance, and learning reinforcement through a varied program of individualized instruction, field trips, and gaming and simulation devices. The program for 1970-1972 taught grades eight and nine. Average gain in basic skills was nine months for reading and one year for mathematics, over seven months of instruction. The contents of this report include a complete program description and guide to replication, a discussion of the theory of gaming and simulation, and sixteen games and simulations to be used in reading and mathematics instruction. (RB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Educational Games, Game Theory, Games, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Motivation, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Reading, Secondary School Students, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: San Jose Unified School District, CA.