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Anderson-Inman, Lynne – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2009
The National Center for Supported eText (NCSeT) has a research agenda designed to investigate the effects of supported electronic text on the ability of students with disabilities to read and learn from text. This article introduces four studies conducted by research teams who have collaborated with NCSeT to implement that agenda. It describes…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Assistive Technology
Ashby, Cornelia M. – Government Accountability Office, 2007
The Reading First program was designed to help students in kindergarten through third grade develop stronger reading skills. This report examines the implementation of the Reading First program, including: (1) changes that have occurred to reading instruction; (2) criteria states have used to award sub-grants to districts, and the difficulties, if…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Compliance (Legal)
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
This What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) topic report addresses reading interventions for students in grades K-3, including core reading curricula, programs, or products to be used as supplements to other reading instruction, programs that focus on staff development, and literacy software. The WWC review on beginning reading focuses on programs…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Beginning Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement
Moss, Marc; Jacob, Robin; Boulay, Beth; Horst, Megan; Poulos, Jennifer – US Department of Education, 2006
In October 2003, the US Department of Education contracted with Abt Associates to design and conduct the Reading First Implementation Evaluation. This report focuses on the following questions: (1) How is the Reading First program implemented in districts and schools? and (2) How does reading instruction differ in Reading First schools and…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Reading Programs
Cookson, John; Cylke, Frank Kurt; Dixon, Judith; Kormann, Wells B.; Moodie, Michael M.; Redmond, Linda – 2002
This monograph summarizes the status of the Library of Congress's National Library Service (NLS) Talking Book Digital Conversion Project, a project to offer digital sound reproducers and its library materials in digital format beginning in 2008. Following an introductory section describing National Library Service services and users and the…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Blindness, Braille
Cylke, Frank Kurt – 2002
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, administers a free national library program of Braille and recorded materials for eligible individuals residing in the United States or for citizens living abroad. Under a special provision of the U.S. copyright law and with the permission of authors…
Descriptors: Blindness, Braille, Disabilities, Federal Programs
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Sticht, Thomas G.; Kern, Richard P. – Journal of Reading Behavior, 1970
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Armed Forces, Federal Programs, Job Skills
McCuen, Gary E., Ed. – 1971
What are prison conditions like in America today? Do prisons protect society and rehabilitate prisoners? Should punishment be part of a prison sentence and does the fear of punishment deter crime? These and other issues are explored in this illustrated book of readings and student exercises exphasizing critical thinking skills. Selections are…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Crime
Canning, Sheila – Saturday Review: Education, 1973
Education's moon shot'' (the federal program to eradicate illiteracy) has languished for lack of funds and fuzzy planning but finally seems ready for lift-off. (Editor)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Research, Federal Programs, Functional Literacy
Cookson, John; Cylke, Frank Kurt; Dixon, Judith; Fistick, Robert E.; Fitzpatrick, Vicki; Kormann, Wells B.; Moodie, Michael M.; Redmond, Linda; Thuronyi, George – 1998
This report describes the plans of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) to convert their talking books service to a digitally based audio system. The NLS program selects and produces full-length books and magazines in braille and on recorded disc and cassettes and distributes them to a cooperating network of…
Descriptors: Adults, Audiodisks, Audiotape Recordings, Children
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. – 1992
This document begins with an overview of the authority, functions, and responsibilities of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), an agency of the Library of Congress that is responsible for administering the national program to provide reading materials for the nation's blind and physically handicapped…
Descriptors: Blindness, Federal Programs, Library Role, Library Services
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. – 1989
The National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, administers a free national library program for persons with visual or physical handicaps who cannot use normal print materials. The following features of this service are discussed: (1) types of materials chosen (full-length books and magazines for…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Audiodisks, Audiotape Recordings
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. – 1981
Using a question and answer format, this report provides answers to a wide variety of questions and requests about National Library Service policies and procedures, planning and development, reading materials, equipment, and publication services of concern to librarians serving these user groups. Questions directed to guest speakers and panelists…
Descriptors: Blindness, Federal Programs, Librarians, Library Automation
GROTBERG, EDITH H. – 1967
DESCRIBED ARE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SCHOOL PROJECT (1966-67), WHICH WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF INTENSIVE READING INSTRUCTION IN A RURAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. THE PROJECT LASTED APPROXIMATELY 7 MONTHS AND INVOLVED NEARLY 1,500 STUDENTS. DESIGNED AS A CORRECTIVE READING PROGRAM FOR ALL CHILDREN IN GRADES ONE THROUGH 10 IN…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Grade Placement, Black Students, Corrective Reading
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership. – 1974
The topic of illiteracy in the United States is discussed by five people in this transcript of "Options on Education." These five, each of whom approaches illiteracy in a different way, are George Weber, Associate Director of the Council for Basic Education; Mike Smith, Director for Essential Skills of the National Institute of…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Decoding (Reading), Federal Programs, Illiteracy
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