ERIC Number: ED106817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Minneapolis Public Schools Title I Reading Program.
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves about 8,900 educationally disadvantaged children in K-6. The program involves all 700 classroom teachers and most of the 700 paraprofessionals in 31 Title I elementary schools. The schools are located in low-income areas of a large city. The major objective of the program is to improve the reading skills of educationally disadvantaged children. The program focuses on three areas: comprehensive reading instruction; extensive inservice training for teachers, aides, and other staff members; and the development and production of supplementary instructional materials. Reading instruction usually takes place in the regular classroom. It involves a multisensory approach and features initial and continuous diagnosis of students' critical reading needs. Before teachers may acquire supplementary materials for use in their classrooms with the students who are eligible for Title I services, they must attend a 24 hour course that includes instruction in specific reading techniques and the development and use of supplementary materials. Teacher aides also receive extensive training. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I