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ERIC Number: ED039191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 26
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Promoting Self-Disciplined Learning: A Researchable Revolution.
Peck, Robert F.
If American education is to turn out the independent and creative type of person we say we want, then the needs of the individual child must be identified, and teachers must be trained to perceive these needs. Teacher education programs have begun to train teachers in the use of individualized instruction methods, but there is a great need for research on the effects of such training and on the differential effects of particular teachers on particular kinds of students. Research is also needed to identify the teacher education strategies that work most effectively with each kind of teacher. An experimental program now underway in public schools in Austin, Texas, is aimed at meeting some of these research needs. A variety of tests are being used to measure different aspects of teacher behavior and student behavior. In addition, each teacher, working in cooperation with other school personnel, has selected a few children for intensive, year-long study and experimental instruction. In a continuing cycle, the teacher tailors her treatment of the child to his specific situation, observes whether the tactic works or not, then discusses it with consultants and revises it. Unlike other forms of interaction analysis, this design focuses on the teacher's specific interactions with individual children and the consequences in individual cases. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting, AERA, Minneapolis, 1970