ERIC Number: ED096628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Right-To-Read Project Program Evaluation, 1973-74.
Shirley, Don D.
Two 1-week workshops dealing with reading and reading related topics were held during the summer of 1973 by the Kansas Right to Read Project. The workshops were designed to acquaint the 60 participants with new reading techniques and to prepare them to return to their schools and pass these techniques on to the other teachers. Two methods were used to determine the effect these participants had on their school systems after 1 year: first, a reading survey was completed by the teachers in the schools where the workshop members taught and second, the workshop participants wrote a narrative summary of their year's activities. Data from the teachers indicated that their reading programs improved significantly, particularly with reference to the use of behavioral objectives and reading programs for above and below average students. The workshop participants felt they had gained confidence, enthusiasm, awareness, and a sense of sharing with regard to the teaching of reading and were able to pass a degree of this on to other teachers in their buildings. Specific gains were made in establishing inservice programs, promoting individualized reading techniques, increasing the use of newspapers in the classroom, and developing resource banks and skill boxes. (Author/WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas