ERIC Number: ED080648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-19
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Intensive Reading and Instructional Teams (IRIT), 1972-73. Profiles of Progress: An Evaluative Report.
Wood, M. Beatrice
Three Intensive Reading Instructional Teams (IRIT's) provided a comprehensive half-day program of reading instruction for a period of approximately 11 weeks for 405 third and fourth grade pupils who were in Hartford's validated schools and not achieving up to expectancy. A fourth team, funded by the general budget, provided special reading instruction for 141 students from the nonvalidated schools. The IRIT program has been in operation since 1965. The IRIT Centers for the 1972-1973 school year operated from a base of two types of objectives--behavioral objectives, based mainly on thecognitive skills, measurable and visible and also objectives based on the affective domain. The general objectives of the program were: (1) to raise the level of achievement of pupils who are deficient in the basic skills of language and reading; (2) to improve the self-image of the pupils through approval for any achievement and to provide an atmosphere of mutual self-respect; (3) to investigate techniques and materials which will assist teachers in more effective teaching of reading; (4) to create materials and operate a model demonstration center for the teachers of Hartford; (5) to provide a flexible environment that promotes individualized instruction geared to the learning styles of each pupil; and, (6) to promote an interest on the part of parents in the importance of school-home relationships. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Comprehension, Decoding (Reading), Elementary School Students, Family School Relationship, Individualized Instruction, Intellectual Development, Motivation, Program Evaluation, Remedial Reading, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
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Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut