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ERIC Number: ED110953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 235
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A Survey of Reading and Study Skills Programs in Selected Rocky Mountain Colleges and Universities.
Warren, Mary O. Netherton
This study had the following twofold purpose: to survey the literature to provide historical background for reading and study skill programs in colleges and universities; and to survey the status of reading and study skills programs in selected institutions in the Rocky Mountain states. Some major findings from the questionnaire were that 84 percent of the institutions had reading/study skills courses, 9 percent had more planned courses; two-year institutions offered fewer courses per school but reached a higher percentage of students (14-19 percent) than did the four-year schools (3-5 percent); credit courses were offered by 79 percent of the colleges; 60 percent used reusable materials; machines were used for speed reading by 28 percent of the respondents; the individual laboratory was used at 34 percent of the schools, the lecture/group laboratory at 31 percent, with lecture/individual laboratory at 17 percent, tutorials at 13 percent, and the lecture at 5 percent; and approximately 10,000 students in the Rocky Mountain area were served at an estimated rate of 4.7 percent of total enrollments. Some major conclusions were that some teachers seemed confused about basic reading concepts and that programs seemed directed at minority and academically troubled students instead of total school populations. (Author/MKM)
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