ERIC Number: ED073421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-13
Reference Count: 0
Instruction in Initial Reading Under Computer Control: The Stanford Project. Technical Report No. 158.
Atkinson, R. C.; And Others
This study describes a program designed at Stanford University in the computer-assisted instruction (CAI) of reading, which has been used by children in kindergarten through grade three. The program is an adjunct to classroom instruction, stressing the decoding aspect of reading and leaving the communication aspect to the teacher. The report presents the rationale for the program; a description of how individualized instruction is affected by the program; a discussion of the various strands in the program--reading readiness, letter identification, sight word vocabulary, spelling patterns, phonics, comprehension, and language arts; a description of the digitized audio system of the program; a discussion of how CAI can be scheduled with other class activities; and a discussion for the teacher of how to read the computer's reports of the students' progress. The authors conclude that CAI can free the teacher for more creative types of instruction and that this program is a feasible and economical way to raise the national level of reading. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Language Arts, Letters (Alphabet), Phonics, Programed Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Readiness, Sight Vocabulary, Spelling Instruction
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.