ERIC Number: ED209193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
How Adequately are the Components of Individually Guided Education Being Implemented?
Wotiska, Dorita; Romano, Louis G.
A study was conducted in selected Michigan elementary schools to determine the extent of implementation of seven Individually Guided Education (IGE) components. IGE is a program featuring individualized instruction of elementary school students and was developed by the Wisconsin Research and Development Center. The principals of fourteen IGE schools indicated the degree to which each of 71 activity statements distributed among the seven components were implemented in their IGE programs. The seven components examined were: (1) the multiunit elementary school organizational arrangement; (2) instructional programming; (3) instructional materials specifications; (4) measurement and evaluation items; (5) home-school relations; (6) a facilitative environment; and (7) research and development activities. Results of the study indicated that there was an adequate implementation (62 percent of the activity statements had been implemented) of the seven IGE components in the participating IGE schools. There were no significant differences found in the number of years the program had been in existence, or the amount of experience of the principal, and the degree of implementation of IGE components. Findings for each of the items are discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Individual Needs, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Teaching Methods, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Individually Guided Education