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ERIC Number: ED152916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
Progress Toward Raising the Level of Basic Skills.
Taylor, Myrtice Morgan
Attempts to assess the effectiveness of basic skills programs have been difficult. There is disagreement on the factors which underlie the reported gains. The Urban Education Studies program, through on-site studies, is uncovering programs and procedures which appear to be working well. Efforts are being made to gain a better understanding of the conditions that produce improvement. This paper deals with the factors that have been identified as main contributors to the success of the basic skills programs examined. They include: (1) well devised management systems which operate to direct instruction toward clearly stated behavioral objectives; (2) imaginative provisions for continued staff training, evaluation, and program modification; (3) the active involvement of parents in instruction; (4) imaginative programs which appear to change children's self concepts and/or to increase motivation in ways which contribute to gains in basic skills; (5) the integration of compensatory education programs with basic mathematics and reading in concerted efforts to raise the level of basic skills attainment; and (6) the inclusion of the community in the planning, development, and implementation of basic skills. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31,1978)