ERIC Number: ED242177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Generic Approach to Direct Instruction.
Jacobs, James A.; Welch, Kenneth V.
Direct instruction (DI), a predetermined and systematic approach to the teaching/learning process, is advocated for teaching precise responses in the most efficient way to preschool handicapped students. Planning for DI includes specifying task sequences leading to a terminal behavior. Specific steps are followed in the presentation and curriculum materials used. Grouping and classroom organization information is provided. A list of suggested direct instruction skills and rules for training concludes the document. Skills include attention signals, instances and non-instances, response signals, feedback, reinforcers, pacing, pauses, rhythm, response rates, volume, body language, enthusiasm, attention span, stimulus change, surprises, intentional mistakes, and mastery. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Direct Instruction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Montana Symposium on Early Education and the Exceptional Child (4th, billings, MT, April 27-29, 1983); see EC 162 142.