ERIC Number: ED106816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
[Southhampton County Coordinated Reading Improvement Program.]
Southampton County Public Schools, Courtland, VA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," has as its principal objective the improvement of the educational expertise of elementary teachers, particularly in reading and language arts. All of the 12 elementary schools in Southampton County are involved in the program. The two important components of the program are (1) survey and evaluation and (2) inservice training. Standardized tests are used to assess the reading potential and achievement of each child. This information enables teachers to plan instruction to meet the needs of each student. Inservice training is ongoing and includes summer workshops, weekly two-hour meetings with consultants, and graduate level courses for all program teachers. Consultants visit classrooms, give demonstrations of materials and techniques, and conduct inservice training sessions. Training emphasizes diagnostic techniques, methods for individualizing instruction, and utilization of teacher-made reading materials. The program does not designate specific materials for teachers to use in reading instruction but rather seeks to improve the techniques and flexibility of teachers. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southampton County Public Schools, Courtland, VA.