ERIC Number: ED043126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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The PLAN Approach to Curriculum Definition.
Dunn, James A.
The essence of PLAN, a Program of Learning in Accordance with Needs , is individualized instruction. To maximize individualization in instruction, allowances must be made for differences not only in amount, rate, and sequence of content presentation, but also in what content is to be chosen for presentation. Such a program obviously requires an extremely flexible curriculum structure. This paper reports on (1) the problems encountered in the design of such a curriculum, (2) the delivery system for use with that curriculum, (3) the effectiveness of the decision paradigm whereby the curriculum is fitted to the particular needs of individual students, and (4) the operating characteristics of the instructional system. In brief, approximately 2,000 separate, independent teaching-learning units have been developed and are in use in the individualized programs of study for approximately 9,000 public school children in systems from New York to California. (Author)
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Identifiers: Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970)