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ERIC Number: ED204709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Enrichment Grant of the Youth Incentive Entitlement Pilot Project. Final Report. Comprehensive Employment Training Program.
Smith, Lawrence L.; Bengston, John
This report documents the results of a special reading program offered to low income high school students involved in a youth incentive entitlement work/study project in Alachua County, Florida. The first section of the report discusses the need for literacy training through a reading enrichment program for entitlement students and the inadequacy of Florida's twelfth grade competency examination in assessing that need. The second section describes the recruitment strategy implemented to get students into the voluntary program, student grouping into basic skills and learning strategies classes, and the characteristics that distinguished the program from other remedial programs aimed at a similar population: (1) instruction that was teacher guided and not self-paced; (2) a small student-teacher ratio; (3) instruction primarily directed to the group as a whole; (4) an emphasis on silent reading over oral reading; and (5) the use of considerable drill and repetition. Significant gains in both word recognition and comprehension are reported in the third section, and the fourth section concludes that the benefits to participants and their employers strongly recommend the program's continuation. The last section provides an extensive review of the literature on compensatory reading programs. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A