ERIC Number: ED106417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Programed Tutoring in Reading, Lenoir County, North Carolina: A Program Using Para-Professionals for the Individual Tutoring of Disadvantaged Children in Reading.
Criner, Beatrice H., Ed.
This report is based upon one component of an Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I project in the Lenoir County, North Carolina, public schools for the 1973-74 school term. Programed Tutoring was developed as a supplement to classroom teaching. The three basic skills of reading (sight reading, word analysis, and comprehension) are broken down into sub-skills which are taught by nine item programs. Each of the programs has a series of test and teaching steps which must be followed. The tutoring procedures are simple. They are systematically programed and are specified in great detail so that tutors with limited education and work experience can be trained to a high degree of effectiveness. Of the 461 students enrolled in Programed Tutoring, 228 were first graders, 194 were second graders, and 40 were third graders. Approximately 57 percent of the students were boys and 43 percent were girls; 63 percent were black and 37 percent were white. In 1972-73, through the help of a Home-School-Community Coordinator in each school, a parental visitation program for programed tutorial was expanded. Evaluation reports for the six 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 - Research
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
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I