ERIC Number: ED023773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Automated Primary-Grade Reading and Arithmetic Curriculum for Culturally Deprived Children. Final Report.
Atkinson, Richard C.; Suppes, Patrick
This project's main objective in developing and implementing a computer-assisted instruction laboratory program in mathematics and initial reading was to individualize instruction so that each child could progress at his own pace through a subset of materials best suited to his aptitudes and abilities. This theory of instruction attempts to optimize the learning situation by manipulating such variables as the content, nature, and sequence of presentation. Minority-group students (approximately 80 percent Negro)received various combinations of the instruction from 1966 to 1968. During 1965-66 members of the project staff prepared parents and teachers for the technological innovation. The problems in putting the system into operation and the methods by which the students were introduced to the laboratory and its materials are described. It is felt that although much data remain to be analyzed, the findings of this project can serve as a basis of a theory of individualized instruction which would span the diversity and skills found in learning elementary school subjects. (EF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Arithmetic, Black Students, College School Cooperation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Data Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Experimental Programs, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Primary Education, Programed Instruction, Reading Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Identifiers: California; California (East Palo Alto); IBM System 1500; Stanford Brentwood CAI Project