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ERIC Number: ED084499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 114
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A Clinical Approach to Remedial Reading in the Secondary School Using Volunteer Community Aides: A Pilot Study.
McClure, Milton Andrew
The purpose of this study was to determine whether remedial reading classes at the high school level in which paraprofessionals were used, under the direct supervision of a reading specialist, would show greater improvement in reading than classes of similar students where the remedial reading specialist had no assistants. Fifty-four students in ungraded classes were divided into three groups: one control and two experimental. The teacher aides were trained by the reading specialist through in-service meetings, covering the use of materials, methods of instruction, and the assumption of the role of teacher aides in group 3. Four teacher aides always worked with experimental group 3. In group 3 the reading specialists diagnosed the student's reading weaknesses and prepared the lesson plans from which the aide would tutor. The aides tutored for ninety minutes a day for nine weeks. The conclusions reached included: (1) the attendance of students working with aides seemed to improve; and (2) teacher aides used properly in the classroom seem to be of value. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education