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ERIC Number: ED063080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 13
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Current Issues--The Public College.
Martin, Ruby W.
A Reading Interest Group of representatives from predominantly black colleges of the country was established by the Southern Regional Education Board's Institute of Higher Educational Opportunity. Representing 15 institutions from the East and Midwest, this group met and attested to the fact that a major percentage of the failures of black students could be traced to a lack of reading comprehension skills. Specific needs and concerns registered by this group are outlined in the report. The major needs are: (1) production of materials pertinent to black students, (2) examination and evaluation of current reading materials used, and (3) research designs relative to all aspects of reading programs which are currently in effect at predominantly black colleges. The following issues were expanded and discussed in this report: (1) improvement of programs, (2) development of a useful bibliography with the contribution of black reading specialists, (3) production of materials incorporating the work of black reading teachers, (4) administrative support, (5) staffing problems, and (6) teacher education. (References are included.) (AW)
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