ERIC Number: ED106416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnostic Reading Center, Greensboro, North Carolina: A Program to Help Severely Disadvantaged Children Overcome Their Reading Deficiencies.
Criner, Beatrice H., Ed.
This report is based upon one component of an Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I project in the Greensboro, North Carolina, public schools for the 1973-74 school term. The Diagnostic Reading Center, designed to help ensure a successful educational experience for the Title I children with reading difficulties, was developed to meet the following objectives: (1) A diagnostic-prescriptive center for overcoming deficiencies in reading skills and attitudes; (2) An inservice facility for classroom teachers to demonstrate and develop materials and approaches for teaching reading to the educationally deprived child; (3) A preservice teaching program operated in conjunction with local colleges and universities to prepare future classroom teachers and reading specialists for the teaching of reading to educationally disadvantaged children; (4) A program for parents of Title I children, to educate them in methods and materials they can use to support their child's growth in reading skills and attitudes about reading. Students accepted at the Center in grades three and four predominantly, typically need long-term remediation (a school year or longer). Evaluation reports for the two years during which this component has been in operation show that this activity significantly improved the educational attainment of disadvantaged children in the area of reading. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; North Carolina (Greensboro)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I