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ERIC Number: ED011070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 190
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Reference Count: 0
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PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION FOR SUPERIOR STUDENTS IN SMALL HIGH SCHOOLS.
KOVACS, FRANK W.; MCLAIN, JOHN D.
SUPERIOR STUDENTS IN RURAL HIGH SCHOOLS WERE GIVEN PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN SELECTED SUBJECT AREAS TO DETERMINE IF A NONDIRECTIVE METHOD OF DIFFUSING AN INNOVATION, LIKE PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, WAS APPROPRIATE FOR DISSEMINATION IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT. THE EFFECTS OF THE COOPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ON STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WERE MEASURED BY THE ATTITUDE TOWARD PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION INVENTORY AND THE SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL SCALE. RESULTS SHOWED THAT PREDISPOSITION OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO EITHER ADOPTION OR REJECTION WILL AFFECT THE RATE AND FINAL DECISION REGARDING THE ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF THE INNOVATION. THE INVESTIGATOR RECOMMENDED THAT PREMEASURES SHOULD BE EMPLOYED TO DETERMINE THE PREDISPOSITION OF THE TARGET POPULATION AND CONCLUDED THAT THE NONDIRECTIVE METHOD OF DIFFUSING AN INNOVATION WAS APPROPRIATE FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT. THE USE OF NEWSLETTERS PROVED TO BE AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT, AND WHERE DISSEMINATION IS AN OBJECTIVE, THE INVESTIGATOR RECOMMENDED THE USE OF SIMILAR MEANS OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE TARGET AUDIENCE. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Clarion State Coll., PA.; Slippery Rock State Coll., PA.
Identifiers: ATTITUDE TOWARD PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION INVENTORY; Pennsylvania (Clarion); Pennsylvania (Slippery Rock)