TITLE

Local Right to Read Projects

PUB. DATE
April 1973
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Apr1973, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p257
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that there are now 244 Local Right to Read projects in operation or in the planning stage throughout the U.S. Of the total, 170 are school centers and 74 are community centers. The Mohawk Tribal Council in Awkwesasne, New York, has designed, funded, and built its own library-cultural center. It is now developing a reading program that will be highly individualized and include materials at many levels. Interests such as child care, consumer education, and legal rights will be covered in the materials. The Federal Reformatory for Women at Alderson, West Virginia, has many women prisoners who read at or below the sixth grade level. A pilot project to upgrade the reading skills of 30 welfare mothers is being implemented by the National Urban Coalition. The mothers will help design the program, which should improve their basic reading skills and help to reinforce good reading habits in their children. The Interstate Research Association, a bilingual research organization in Washington D.C., will scrutinize the needs of Spanish-speaking individuals in the country.
ACCESSION #
18962754

 

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