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ERIC Number: ED142259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 197
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Reference Count: 0
The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Innovative Science Reading Program for Use in the Community College.
Beitler, Lorraine
In an effort to bring entering allied health students to college-level reading ability, a Science Reading Program based on the theory that adult learners will be more motivated to improve reading skills if material is related to career preparation was designed, implemented, and evaluated. After pre-testing on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test (Form A), 100 nursing and dental hygiene students were divided into program Levels I, II, and III according to reading levels 7-9, 10-12, and above 12, respectively. Subjects participated in two introductory group sessions followed by individualized, programmed instruction involving the use of a mechanical Reading Accelerator for a period of one semester. Reading instruction utilized science related materials. Active participation resulted in reading gains at all levels, with Level II moving from grade 11.6 to 12.2 on the Nelson-Denny post-test. Instructional components and implementation procedures for the Science Reading Program are included, and samples of instructional materials are appended. (RT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document