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ERIC Number: ED074402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-21
Pages: 11
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A Counseling Approach to Improvement of Reading.
Klausner, Dorothy
The paper is based on the findings of a two-year experimental counseling-reading program at Chapman College, completed in 1971. Objectives of the counseling part of the program include self-analysis, study skills, self-responsibility, liaison with other college classes, and personal problems. Behavioral objectives in reading fall under categories of rate, comprehension, vocabulary, flexibility, and analysis. Students involved in the program were preponderantly male and often several years older than their classmates; a disproportionate number were veterans. In most cases poor reading skills occurred with a galaxy of personal and attitudinal problems. The major purpose of counseling was to convince each student that he was an interesting, worthwhile person and that he could and would be helped to improve his ability to do college work. Individual conferences, small group experiences, and sensitivity groups were employed, coupled with a structural "contract" method for improved reading ability. (SES)
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Note: Paper presented at the California Personnel and Guidance Association Convention (San Francisco, California, February 21, 1971)