ERIC Number: ED147775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Reading Improvement Program for Mature Adults.
Lloyd, Bruce A.
In a special developmental reading program designed to improve the reading skills of personnel employed by the Michigan Employment Security Commission, 40 vocational-development specialists were given six weeks of intensive reading instruction. Half of the class time was devoted to use of the PARADIGM lessons, which include activities for the development of increased perceptual speed and span of recognition, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, and to use of the Educational Developmental Laboratories Controlled Reader Program, which involves reading filmstrips and completing work in an accompanying workbook. The other half of the class time was used for small-group activities and individual conferences. Analysis of pretest and posttest scores indicated that significant gains were made in reading speed but not in vocabulary or comprehension. Subjective evaluation of the program was overwhelmingly favorable, and out-of-class behavior substantiated the subjective findings. (GW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Note: Reprint from "Forum for Reading," November 1976