ERIC Number: ED032769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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A Practitioner's Report; Results of Two Years of Computer Assisted Instruction in Drill-and-Practice Mathematics. For the Period June 15, 1967 to May 30, 1969. Progress Report Number 3.
Prince, J. D.
The initial purpose of using the Suppes-Stanford CAI Mathematics Drill-and-Practice Program in the McComb, Mississippi, schools was to determine its practicality in a district remote from the developers of the program. It has been found that a significant educational difference exists between groups of children who received computer-assisted instruction and those control groups which received only traditional instruction. The results are especially remarkable among classes of disadvantaged Negro children and appear to be a feasible technique for closing the educational gap between disadvantaged children and those from more affluent segments of society. The McComb schools administration feel that CAI is a visible educational system but that present problems concerning costs, lack of sufficient programs, the plurality of computer languages and the inappropriateness of computer design for educational purposes occasion doubts as to its widespread implementation. Some possible solutions to these problems are suggested. Bibliography, diagrams, and tables are included. (SH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act