ERIC Number: ED192435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-6
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Instruction--Theoretical Parameters and Pragmatic Applications.
Hempel, Marvin W.
This document describes a practical method for implementing individualized instruction in the secondary school. The first section of the document distinguishes between mistaken notions and fears concerning individualized instruction and the characteristics of a true individualized instruction program. Part 2 describes the author's experience with the planning, implementation, and management of a model individualized instruction program in the Business Education area at Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon, during the 1976-77 school year. A cost analysis of this model, revealing a 33 per cent cost savings, forms the third part of the document. Included is a cost analysis of a "typical" school considering individualized instruction, a cost justification, and procedures for analyzing purchasing needs. The fourth section discusses application of individualized instructional techniques to other academic areas. Conclusions and recommendations fill out the fifth and final section. Samples of materials used in the Centennial program are appended. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Centennial High School OR
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Summer Conference of the American Association of School Administrators (3rd, Chicago, IL, July 6-9, 1980). Some pages may not reproduce clearly due to broken print of original document.