ERIC Number: ED106815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
[Adult Reading-Bilingual Laboratories and Learning Center, Huntsville, Texas.]
Texas State Dept. of Corrections, Huntsville. Windham School District.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 1,221 inmates of nine prison units of the Texas Department of Corrections. Students in the program are black, Spanish-speaking, or non-Spanish-speaking white adults. Students are released from their assigned industrial jobs for three hours each week to attend the laboratory for instruction in communication skills. When a student enters the program, he is given an oral reading test and other diagnostic tests to measure the highest level at which he can read without signs of difficulty. An individual lesson plan is then made for the student, and he is assigned activities in workbooks or state-adopted textbooks or with audiovisual equipment. The teacher usually works with students individually or in small groups of comparable ability, using large-group instruction only for discussions of current events or for showing a movie of general interest. Methods of teaching reading include a language experience approach, commercial programed materials, a kinesthetic approach, and a phonetic approach. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Criminal Justice Council.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Corrections, Huntsville. Windham School District.