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ERIC Number: ED246041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Strategy of Professional Development for Dealing with Individual Differences in the Classroom: An Israeli Case.
Kremer-Hayon, Lya; Ben-Peretz, Miriam
An inservice workshop program for elementary school teachers in Israel helps them in coping with students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Program topics include discussion of: individual differences, pluralistic views of education, tests and measurement methodology, and new instructional strategies. Emphasis is placed on values clarification so that participants can develop more objective perceptions, reduce hostile feelings, and encourage an acceptance of heterogeneity. The program also focuses on planning for core and peripheral curriculum, teaching and learning for mastery, teaching and learning by way of a variety of alternative methods, and measurement and evaluation of achievements. The most salient components of the program, as perceived by the teachers, are: (1) the concept of heterogeneity; (2) teaching slow learners; (3) matching time and pacing to individuals; and (4) core and peripheral curriculum. (JD)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Individual Differences, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Mastery Learning, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Values Clarification
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).