ERIC Number: ED092895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
A Prologue to Better Teaching of Reading.
Upper Cumberland Reading Project, Baxter, TN.
The Upper Cumberland Reading Project, funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, served 13 rural Tennessee counties located approximately equidistant from three major cities: Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. The project's instructional approach was built around the basal text because of its use in all of the region's school systems. No special equipment, such as reading machines, was used. Only common audiovisual items found in most schools, such as overhead projectors and tape recorders, were employed to any degree. The goal of the project, to diffuse better teaching practices in reading throughout the region, was operationalized through eight specific project objectives. Five of the objectives were closed objectives, stated in performance terms; the remaining three were open objectives calling for the completion of specific activities. Not only did the project meet its objectives, but in many cases it enabled students to achieve a much higher level of performance than stipulated by the project objectives. The project demonstrated that effective steps can be taken to teach elementary children of the Upper Cumberland Region to read on an adequate level. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Authoring Institution: Upper Cumberland Reading Project, Baxter, TN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III