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ERIC Number: ED002272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Nov
Pages: 4
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STUDENT PLACEMENT BY MEANS OF A FLEXIBILITY RIGIDITY SCORE -- A DESIGN.
MOLEN, R.L. VANDER
SOME CASES OF EMOTIONAL MALADJUSTMENT AND UNDERACHIEVEMENT HAVE BEEN A RESULT OF POOR STUDENT PLACEMENT WITH CERTAIN TYPES OF TEACHERS. IF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS COULD BE TESTED THROUGH THE USE OF A FLEXIBILITY-RIGIDITY SCORE, THEIR BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS COULD BE MATCHED AND THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT IMPROVED. FLEXIBILITY, IN A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT, IS THE ABILITY TO ADJUST RAPIDLY TO CHANGING CONDITIONS, RIGIDITY IS A FORM OF NEGATIVE TRANSFER. EXPERIMENTAL TESTS COULD BE ADMINISTERED TO SIXTH-GRADE STUDENTS AND SEVENTH-GRADE TEACHERS TO PROPERLY PLACE THE STUDENTS IN THE SEVENTH GRADE. THE TESTS WOULD UTILIZE SUBJECT MATTER RULES TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, AND NORMS OF FLEXIBILITY-RIGIDITY WOULD BE ESTABLISHED. SOME OF THE PROBLEMS ON THE TESTS COULD BE SOLVED IF THE RULES WERE NOT APPLIED, THE PERSONS WHO DID APPLY RULES TO THESE PROBLEMS WOULD BE EXHIBITING RIGID BEHAVIOR AN EXPERIMENTAL CLASSROOM COULD BE ESTABLISHED. THE UPPER AND LOWER 20 PERCENT OF THE PUPILS, AS MEASURED BY THE FLEXIBILITY-RIGIDITY NORMS, WOULD BE ASSIGNED TO THE TEACHER RECEIVING CORRESPONDING SCORES. A PROGNOSTIC INSTRUMENT WOULD BE DEVELOPED AS A RESULT OF THE PROPOSED EXPERIMENT. PUPIL PLACEMENT WOULD BECOME MORE LOGICAL, AND CASES OF UNDERACHIEVEMENT AND/OR EMOTIONAL MALADJUSTMENT WOULD BE CORRECTED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCES IS GIVEN. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "TEACHING CORE," VOLUME 12, NUMBER 2, NOVEMBER 1963.
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Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit)