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ERIC Number: ED126177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Special Reading Project (Mishawaka, Indiana).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
The Mishawaka special reading program, now in its sixth year of operation, is supported primarily with Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I funds. The program is designed to enable reading handicapped children to achieve and maintain a reading skill higher than a year below their grade placement; interpret the child's strengths and weaknesses in reading skills to the parent and classroom teacher so that many of the pressures operating on the child can be removed; improve the child's concept of self; interpret the child's reading strengths and weaknesses so that he may understand the various skills in which he needs improvements. Among the features of the program are daily or thrice weekly instruction; a continuous program of diagnosis and instruction with no time limit on participation; an exceptionally large and varied group of materials and strategies in the special reading program an on-going inservice program and instructional support for teachers; and a system-wide commitment to improving reading skills. The Mishawaka special reading program has resulted in highly significant gains in reading level (as measured by the Gates-MacGinitie Test for grade two and the Stanford Diagnosis Test, for grades three through six). (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I