Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
The general scope of this descriptive study is to describe a single university developmental reading center. The reading center is located at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. This university has approximately 4800 students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is a four year accredited university. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, it has students enrolled in health science professional schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing. In addition to these schools are the schools of Law and Business. The students enrolled in the Arts and Science division are primarily pre-health science or pre-law students. The reading program for this described setting must necessarily have as its aim the total spectrum of mature reading skills. The study also supports the rationale for a reading center to be able to encompass a developmental program as well as a competency program in reading. The objectives of the reading program as stated in the description are applicable to this university. All or part of these could serve as a base for other similar university developmental endeavors. This program, as described, developed from the motivation and initiative of students to improve their reading skills.
Clarke, Marie, "Description of a University Developmental Reading Center" (1977). Student Work. 2368.
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