ERIC Number: ED044751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Childhood Education. Project PLAN.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
This booklet is one of 34 in a series of programs on childhood education prepared for the White House Conference on Children. In Parkersburg, West Virginia, Project PLAN (Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs) offers an individualized instructional system designed to enable each student to progress at his own rate, using the learning method and the instructional materials best suited to him. Project PLAN operates in existing school facilities and with commercially available materials. A unique feature, computer management of the student's program of studies and of various nonteaching tasks, frees the teacher to devote her time to facilitating the learning of individual students. As presently developed, Project PLAN focuses on the basic subjects of reading and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition, a special guidance curriculum encourages students to do their own planning, decisionmaking, and management of classroom time, and provides an introduction to the wider worlds of work, leisure, and citizenship. Project PLAN uses a three-part approach to individualized instruction. (SK)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Experience, Educational Programs, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs
Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($.20 per copy)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs; Project PLAN; West Virginia (Parkersburg)