ERIC Number: ED190404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Meta-Analysis of Individualized Instruction in Science.
Aiello, Nancy C.; Wolfle, Lee M.
Reported are the results of a meta-analysis of 30 studies of individualized instruction in science in which this method was compared with a traditional lecture method of science instruction. Studies analyzed also included measurements from which effect sizes could be calculated. Five methods of individualized instruction were identified: (1) audio-tutorial instruction (AT), (2) computer-assisted instruction (CAI), (3) personalized system of instruction (PSI), (4) programmed instruction (PI), and (5) a combination category for studies containing characteristics of individualization but not easily identifiable as one of the previous four methods. On the basis of effect size, individualized instruction appeared to be more effective than the traditional lecture approach for all methods studied. Findings reported were termed preliminary indicating this study was not completed when reported. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Keller Plan; Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).