ERIC Number: ED029495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
How to with P.I.; A Systematic Approach to the Use of Programmed Instruction. Volume III, the Draper Project. Final Report.
McKee, John M.; Seay, Donna M.
Draper Correctional Center successfully employed programed instruction in a dual project with 1800 youthful prisoners. Diagnostic testing and careful analysis of test results were used to discover individual needs, for which relevant sections of a program were then prescribed. The role of the teacher in this situation was that of learning-manager. It was his job to test, score, interpret, and course-prescribe. He had to listen, observe, answer questions, and constantly evaluate the programs. Since more than usual counseling was needed, the learning-manager served in this role in association with a psychological consultant. Problems included scarcity of programs for basic and remedial education, score interpretation, instructor selection, student boredom, cheating, and underestimation of number of instructors required. It was concluded that higher students' goals and motivation are achieved when instruction is geared to their preferences, in a pleasant atmosphere with respect for their dignity. It is believed that a similar undertaking will work in any educational setting. Two case summaries are presented in detail with scores, diagnoses, prescriptions, personal backgrounds, comments, and recommendations. (EM/MF)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Case Records, Case Studies, Correctional Institutions, Counseling Objectives, Delinquency, Diagnostic Tests, Goal Orientation, Guides, Individualized Instruction, Institutional Research, Institutionalized Persons, Instructional Programs, Learning Motivation, Prisoners, Programed Instruction, Programed Tutoring, Programs, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Reinforcement, Scoring, Testing, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.