ERIC Number: ED110926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Directed Studies Reading Program.
Schroeder, Emma Gene
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves from 10 to 40 junior college students each semester. The students come from several ethnic groups and are from low-income families in a small rural town. They represent various age groups, including adults returning to school after years of absence. Begun in 1971, the program consists of a series of individualized laboratory reading courses offered for credit by Wharton County (Texas) Junior College. The program is designed to assist the student in becoming a better reader by supplementing regular reading classes. Four semester-length courses focus successively on word attack skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension; critical reading and newspaper reading skills; various other study skills; increasing speed and comprehension; and skimming and scanning and further work in critical reading skills. Each student takes a diagnostic exam and has an individualized reading program prepared by the reading specialist based on the results of the exam. The student then enters into a contract with the reading instructor, who establishes the guidelines for student objectives and responsibilities. (AIR/RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wharton County Junior Coll., TX.