ERIC Number: ED075805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Portland EPDA Reading Program: Second Year; An In-Service Training Program in the Teaching of Reading.
Dunkeld, Colin G.
The second year of the Portland EPDA Reading Program was a modification of an in-service program in the teaching of reading which had been carried out in four Portland elementary schools during the previous year. Four school principals, 38 teachers of grades one through four, 16 teacher-aides, and 22 parent volunteers participated in the program under a staff drawn jointly from the Portland State University and the public schools. Objectives were drawn up for the program and related to all of the participants. Teachers were released from classroom duties every Friday afternoon to participate in training activities at the university; the teacher aides attended workshop sessions at the university once a month and received supervisory assistance in the schools; the parent volunteers attended a program every Thursday at the university and gave voluntary assistance to teachers during the week; and the principals of the four schools met periodically with the program staff to assist with planning. Tests, questionnaires, and observational schedules were designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. All of the participants made significant gains in their particular areas, and the schools benefited from resources placed at their disposal. Overall, the program was termed successful. (WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR.