ERIC Number: ED204723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Manhattan Project: Combined Resources for a Diversified Secondary School Reading Program.
Ince, Elizabeth; Colwell, Clyde G.
A secondary school reading program initiated at Manhattan (Kansas) High School and involving the efforts of teachers, students, administrators, members of the board of education, and faculty members of Kansas State University is described in this paper. The first section of the paper provides background information about the program, which provided for all levels of learners, contained a systematic teacher inservice plan, and incorporated an evaluation component. In addition, this section describes each component of the instructional program, including reading electives designed for average and above average readers, reading laboratory classes offered by reading specialists for students with special needs, and the reading-in-the-content-area component, for which content area teachers receive special training in ways to integrate reading and study skills instruction into their lessons. The second section of the paper describes the inservice component of the program, emphasizing the role of the university and the evaluation procedures used. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).