ERIC Number: ED068899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Materials Center, Project Director's Report: 1969-70.
Trockman, Mitchell D.
The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) originated in association with the development of a course to train teachers in specific techniques for teaching reading and the use of a wide range of multisensory reading materials. The major objective of the IMC project was to supply teachers with a wide variety of useful instructional materials for specific skills geared to the one basal reading series that was adopted for all inner-city schools in the Minneapolis Public School System. At all points the teachers took an active role in designing the materials to meet the specific needs of educationally disadvantaged children in the Minneapolis area. Of the 240 teachers who had the opportunity to use the IMC's resources, 98 percent did. Before the beginning of the 1970-71 school year, the center had to extend their operation day to sixteen hours to meet the demand. Informal opinions and surveys have indicated that the IMC is a beneficial factor in improving reading instruction. (Author/WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.