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ERIC Number: ED122211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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A Survey of Developmental Reading Programs in Georgia's Public and Private Colleges. Final Report.
Hammond, Bill
Questionnaires were sent to 56 senior colleges, universities and junior colleges, both public and private, in the state of Georgia, seeking to answer the following questions: (1) What are the general characteristics of developmental reading programs in Georgia's colleges? (2) In developmental studies programs, what reading skills are emphasized and what instructional techniques are used? (3) What is the general philosophy of the program? (4) How well has developmental studies been accepted by students, other faculty, and college administrators? Answers to these questions are summarized in the report. Some of the conclusions reached were that the reading skills which were heavily emphasized, vocabulary development, comprehension in content areas, silent reading, and study skills, received similar emphasis in all schools; most institutions indicated they made wide use of supplemental materials, programmed materials, and machine-based materials instead of using the lecture as an instructional method or using machines such as tachistoscopes and pacers; and a majority of the institutions agreed that developmental studies courses are an integral part of the college program. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia