ERIC Number: ED106794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
New York City Right to Read Impact Project.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of English.
One of the programs included in "Effective Reading Programs...," this program, begun in 1972, serves about 2,200 disadvantaged high school students, most of whom are black or Spanish-speaking, in three New York City high schools. The program's main goals are twofold--the early identification and remediation of reading disabilities through the use of study skills centers, and ongoing teacher training, stressing on-the-job training of teachers in all content areas. The remedial approach employs reading centers, diagnostic-prescriptive techniques, programmed learning multimedia materials, and individualized contracts. Materials are self-directing and self-correcting, and students chart their own progress. Training of teachers in the content areas is accomplished by a system of assists: the content area trainee assists a more fully trained teacher in the reading laboratory and is in turn assisted by a master reading teacher in his or her own classroom. At each school, paraprofessionals are trained in workshops, on the job, and in a series of conferences with the reading coordinator. Parents are involved in a variety of ways, including serving on a task force and working as paraprofessionals. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of English.