ERIC Number: ED117656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Program for the Improvement of Teacher Competency in Reading; A Comparison between Remedial Reading Classroom Instruction and Specialized Remedial Reading Instruction Outside of the Regular Classroom.
Davis, William J.
This three year study compared three organizational plans for teaching remedial reading by spending one year each at different grade levels: primary, intermediate, and seven-eight, in that order. In the first plan a reading consultant tutored childen individually in a reading clinic. In the second plan a master reading teacher provided aid in diagnosis, prescription, and individualization of instruction to classroom teachers who taught the remedial readers in their own classrooms. Intensive inservice education was conducted during the three years for the participating teachers; a reading materials center was established; and the reading clinic resources were made available to all teachers. A control group was selected the second year and did not receive program treatment. The results indicated that teacher competency increased in terms of five of six behavioral objectives. In the first year no statistical difference could be demonstrated in favor of children receiving special reading treatment at the clinic when compared to like children receiving regular classroom instruction. During the last two years of the experiment, students in the regular classrooms, whose teachers were involved in inservice sessions and who had the help of master teachers, demonstrated greater gains than the other two groups. *MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Paderborn Learning Abilities Research Center, Waterloo, IL.