ERIC Number: ED067629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs, Compensatory Education. Project Conquest, East St. Louis, Illinois.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The three primary objectives of the Project Conquest program are (1) to raise the reading ability of mentally able disadvantaged children to where they can function successfully in regular classrooms, (2) to improve their self-concepts and academic aspirations, and (3) to train regular classroom teachers in remedial reading techniques. Children who have the potential to read at grade level but were achieving a year or more below grade level are selected for the program. In 1969-70, Project Conquest served 1,089 children in four "reading programs" (grades one, two, and three) and three "reading clinics" (grades four, five, and six). Forty-five minute sessions of remedial reading instruction are offered 4 days a week at the reading rooms and twice weekly at the reading clinics. The inservice training component of the project prepares regular classroom teachers to use diagnostic and remedial reading techniques. At the end of a year's training the classroom teachers return to their home schools to help problem readers in their classroom and disseminate information to the school staff. On the basis of reading achievement gain scores for the children it was concluded that the program was successful in improving the reading achievement of the pupils it served. (Author/WR)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Inservice Education, Reading, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Teacher Education, Urban Education
Supt. of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Catalog No. HE 5.237:37077, $0.20)
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.