ERIC Number: ED145370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
A Highly Structured Tutoring Program for Secondary Students Seriously Deficient in Reading Skills.
Graves, Michael F.
A tutoring program has been developed for the purpose of teaching reading to secondary school students seriously deficient in reading skills. The first section of this paper describes the highly structured instructional program that is employed. It also notes preliminary results of the tutoring, which indicate that 17 of the 25 students tested made gains at least at twice the average rate. The paper then discusses the training program for the tutors, who are college students or college graduates. This training program which also is highly structured, makes use of tutor-training packets and requires the use of on-site supervisors, both for initial instruction and for monitoring and consultation during tutoring. The final section of the paper considers the economic and logistic feasibility of extending the program for use with large numbers of public school students. Present plans are to structure the program even further, so that secondary students can serve as tutors and so that large amounts of teachers' time will not be required. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)