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ERIC Number: ED108113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 9
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The Athens Model: Results of a High Saturation Program in Newspaper Reading Skill.
Berryman, Charles
Five research reports on the use of instructional modules, originally published in the Atlanta "Journal and Constitution" as "Improving Reading Skills" and widely used in Georgia as the "Athens Model," are summarized in this paper. For research purposes, the modules were concentrated in time as a high saturation reading program, although in practice teachers opt for instruction using the 50 modules over a longer period of time. The subjects were elementary and secondary students from schools located throughout the state of Georgia. The American Newspaper Publishers Association (ANPA) Newspaper Test, published by the Educational Testing Service, was the primary test used in pretests, posttests, and delayed posttests (retention tests) ten weeks after the conclusion of newspaper-based instruction. The results of the research on the Improving Reading Skills program indicated that the method is effective with all but students with the lowest level of reading achievement. The ten recommendations and implications of the research are also presented. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia