ERIC Number: ED099803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Evaluation of Operation Wordpower. Final Report.
Instructional Dynamics, Inc., Chicago, IL.; Chicago Model Cities Program, IL. Committee on Urban Opportunity.
Operation Wordpower was created to provide a reading program which would help underemployed, nonreading adults attain a better economic position and an increased level of satisfaction. For the past two years, the program has operated in four of Chicago's Urban Progress Centers and accepts any student reading below the fifth grade level. The Wordpower Project uses the Sullivan Reading Program adapted to the Talking Typewriter format as core teaching materials. A study area is utilized in which the students complete workbooks, review their lessons, and read additional material on current events. Each day the student spends approximately 20 minutes in the Talking Typewriter booth and 20 minutes in the study area. The program is staffed with nonprofessionals trained to keep the machines performing and to minimally assist students in the study area. When the student reaches the sixth grade reading level, he either leaves the program or continues with the supplementary programs being developed. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Instructional Dynamics, Inc., Chicago, IL.; Chicago Model Cities Program, IL. Committee on Urban Opportunity.