ERIC Number: ED382567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-1
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Synthesis of Research on Mastery Learning.
Anderson, Stephen A.
Since the late 1960s when Benjamin Bloom outlined his mastery teaching strategy, mastery learning programs have been implemented, such as Learning for Mastery and the Personalized System of Instruction, and several experiments have been carried out to test whether the mastery learning technique has an effect on student achievement. This paper synthesizes research on mastery learning, examining outcomes in the areas of achievement, retention of learning, student affect, and related variables. A majority of the studies showed that mastery learning has a positive effect on achievement at all levels and for all subjects and results in positive affective outcomes for students and teachers. Several variables affect or are affected by mastery learning: student entry variables, curriculum, type of test, pacing, level of mastery, and time. (Contains 19 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Bloom (Benjamin S)