ERIC Number: ED161870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Adapting Teaching Styles to Learning Styles.
Spaulding, Robert L.
Case studies were conducted to assess the personal learning styles and behaviors of elementary school children to provide teachers the opportunity of using prescribed teaching techniques to match students' styles. Six groups of behaviors were identified: (1) students demonstrate little internal control and are likely to act out and create disturbances; (2) students are resistant to authority and imposed structure; (3) students are fearful and avoid situations involving risks; (4) students are easily distracted; (5) students are concerned with adult approval and show respect for authority; and (6) students have internal controls, can be relied upon to stay on-task, and respond well to self-managed study plans. The behavior characteristics of each of the six groups are described. Treatment schedules for teachers to use in a classroom setting of each type of student are described in detail. The results of their application by teachers in eight case studies are presented and discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Univ., CA.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)