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ERIC Number: ED138663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Guggenheim Museum Children's Program; Learning to Read Through the Arts, School Year 1974-1975.
"Learning to Read Through the Arts" had as its target population 130 Title I eligible children ages 10 to 12 who were performing at least two years below grade level in reading. Student selection was based on standardized achievement test scores. The program focused on the improvement of reading skills through motivating pupil interests. Supplementary workshops in the arts, (dance, theater, music, painting, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, printmaking, puppetry, crafts, film making, and others) were closely correlated with the reading program. Weekly field trips supplemented the instructional program. A workshop was provided for parents. Based on the evaluator's site visits and California Achievement Test results, the program succeeded in serving the needs of the 130 enrolled students. Most of the recommendations made in a previous evaluation of the program were implemented: i.e., the program was expanded to more days of the week, the program was emulated by other schools, a workshop in crafts and communications and a parents' workshop were included, emphasis continued to be on self discovery, and, more materials were obtained. The program improved the enrolled students' reading skills, increased their artistic interest, and improved their motivation to read. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I