ERIC Number: ED067631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs, Compensatory Education. Remedial Reading Laboratories, El Paso, Texas.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The Remedial Reading Laboratories program was designed to improve the reading achievement of disadvantaged students in grades four through 12 and thereby enable them to profit from regular classroom instruction. The program also aimed at improving the students' self-esteem and self-confidence. In 1969-70 classes were offered to over 1,000 disadvantaged students. Selection of students was based on objective criteria, defined by specially derived formulas. In general, students selected were of average intelligence but were reading from 1 to 1.5 years below their grade level. The majority of the target population served is Mexican-American. Language difficulties often associated with their background complicated the students' reading problems. Remedial labs located in each of the target area schools are staffed by special reading teachers. Students are taught in small groups of about eight pupils for 50 to 60 minutes each day. Classroom procedures are based on the use of individually prescribed instruction. Results of teacher evaluations and follow up studies of students showed an improvement in attitudes toward self and school, and an increased ability to handle grade-level subject matter. (Author)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Mexican Americans, Reading, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Student Attitudes, Urban Education
Supt. of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Catalog No. HE 5.237:37079, $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.