ERIC Number: ED123563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Practical Problems of Attempting to Implement a Mastery Learning Program in a Large City School System.
Smith, Jeffrey K.; Wick, John W.
Low reading achievement in the Chicago public schools spurred the development of a mastery approach reading package. This approach assumes that in time any student can achieve the level of the brightest student. Implementation of a mastery program in urban areas presents special problems, including diversity of student backgrounds, time and space limitations, and varying degrees of teacher expertise. The instructional materials of the Chicago mastery reading package consist of four elements: skills units, comprehension units, enrichment activities and basal readers. Teacher training, classroom management, and record keeping procedures were developed during the first year of program implementation. Although all data has not yet been collected, it has become increasingly apparent that reading instruction can be adapted to the mastery learning framework and utilized in a large city school system. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)