ERIC Number: ED124229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Community College Reading Center: Curriculum Principles for the Adult Reading Student and Management Training for Center Instructors.
Batchelder, Arthur J.
A survey of the literature indicates that the adult reading student requires instruction based on perceptual, skill-learning principles, rather than on the analytical framework used for the instruction of elementary school reading students. This document proposes a systematic method of organizing a community college reading center to meet the students' wide range of abilities, needs, and interests through the use of self-instructional programmed materials, utilizing audiovisual modes. This method was implemented at Lake Michigan College (LMC). Statistical data compare the success of this student-centered program with the teacher-oriented, analytical program previously in use at LMC's student reading center. The data indicate that the student-centered milieu produces far higher gains in the reading skills of comprehension, vocabulary, speed, and percentage of total improvement than had the teacher-oriented method. In addition, this document proposes a system of self-instructional, reading center management materials to train reading center instructors. The application of these experimental materials indicates that they constitute a feasible system deserving exploration and testing. A bibliography, and detailed results of the implementation of the proposed systems are appended. (Author/NHM)
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, Audiovisual Aids, Autoinstructional Aids, Community Colleges, Individualized Instruction, Learning Laboratories, Literature Reviews, Reading Centers, Reading Instruction, Statistical Studies, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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