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ERIC Number: ED124229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Pages: 274
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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)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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