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ERIC Number: ED031211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-7
Pages: 27
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Individualization of Instruction: The Junior College Takes a Page from the Elementary-Secondary Notebook.
Ravetch, Herbert
This report presents a rationale for the individualization of instruction, an examination of applications of these methods in elementary and secondary schools, and some implications for individualization within junior colleges. Innovative techniques used by elementary and secondary education and junior colleges were found quite similar; the following were common to all: programmed instruction, learning centers, team teaching, and audio-tutorial techniques. Within elementary and secondary education, however, the philosophy of individually prescribed instruction is emerging, providing for each student lessons based on his own needs and talents. The technique includes: a sensitive and complete battery of diagnostic tests, placement on a learning continuum on the basis of these tests, and personal prescription of assignments according to behavioral objectives theory. The result is student growth in terms of learning and sense of individual participation and worth. Junior colleges share with elementary and secondary education the concept of the "open door" and the accompanying problem of how to provide for all who present themselves for education. The achievement spread of students at junior colleges is greater than that found at any of the preceding grades; therefore, so is the need for individually prescribed instruction. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (MB)
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Note: Seminar paper