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ERIC Number: ED187714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Resource Utilization and Productivity in IGE Schools.
Rossmiller, Richard A.; And Others
Cost, resource utilization, and productivity were studied in 41 elementary schools using Individually Guided Education (IGE) and in 15 matched pairs of IGE and non-IGE schools. Instructional expenditures in IGE and non-IGE schools did not differ significantly. However, IGE teachers devoted significantly more time to individual instruction. A production function approach identified the input and process variables most related to achievement in reading and mathematics and student self-concept. Several variables were consistently related to student achievement: (1) teachers' involvement in a degree program; (2) years of teaching experience; (3) teachers' sex; (4) students' maturity; (5) students' social confidence; (6) teachers' perception of the principal's leadership; (7) teachers' job satisfaction; and (8) teachers' involvement in decision making. A set of 12 independent variables accounted for 78% of the variance in reading achievement and a similar set of 12 variables accounted for 71% of the variance in mathematics achievement; all of these variables were susceptible to control by teachers and administrators. Another similar set of 12 variables accounted for 72% of the variance in social confidence scores; these variables reflected the ambience of the school rather than specific instructional processes. (Author/GDC)
Wisconsin Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling, University of Wisconsin, 1025 West Johnson Street, Madison WI 53706 ($6.50)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.
Identifiers: Individually Guided Education