ERIC Number: ED044523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Individual Study Approach to Associate Degree Nursing. Final Report.
White, Gerry J.
To determine whether an individualized approach to learning would help overcome the problems of crowded student schedules, heterogeneous ability groupings, and inexperienced teachers, 110 freshmen and sophomore students in a community college nursing program were divided by grade level into two control groups which received traditional lectures, and two experimental groups which received taped lectures and small seminars. Though analysis of pretest and posttest scores did not indicate that the individualized approach resulted in significantly higher achievement levels, the achievements were as good as the traditional approach. As a result of the findings, it was recommended that the individualized approach be expanded to include all nursing courses, and that a listening laboratory be established for the nursing program with carrels, tape recorders, and film projectors. Several course outlines and study instruments and materials are appended. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Centro Coll., Dallas, TX.