ERIC Number: ED087827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Project Conquest--District 189, East St. Louis, Illinois. P.L. 89-10 Title I.
East St. Louis School District 189, IL.
Project Conquest was aimed at disadvantaged children in grades one through six who were capable of reading at grade level but who were reading one or more years below grade level. In addition, the project aimed to train Conquest Clinicians in new methods of remedial reading techniques so that they would become knowledgeable of new trends in education. Project Conquest has two complementary components, remedial reading instruction and inservice remedial reading training, for teachers. There are 19 centers throughout the target areas. Remedial instruction is provided in 45 minute sessions held four and one half days per week. Reading rooms and clinics are similar in that they provide: (1) extensive diagnosis of each child's reading-related problems, (2) techniques and materials tailored to meet each child's diagnosed needs, (3) remediation either individually, or most often, in groups of six children and one clinician, (4) an experience carefully structured so that the student rearely fails to attain his objectives, and (5) a warm, one-to-one relationship with the children, using an abundance of praise and encouragement to enhance self-esteem. Children are selected on the basis of their failure to read up to their potential or at grade level and they are released when they reach one of these established goals. [Pages 27 and 29 have been deleted for copyright reasons; several pages with photographs have been deleted for reproducibility reasons.] (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: East St. Louis School District 189, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I