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ERIC Number: ED040277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 141
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An Experimental Investigation of the Instructional Effectiveness of Published Programed Instruction Materials vs. Individualized Instruction in Area Vocational-Technical Schools.
Armstrong, William Harrell
To compare the instructional effectiveness of published programed instructional materials with individualized instruction, 376 of a possible 1,500 students enrolled in seven curriculums in two area vocational schools were involved in an 18-month experimental study. The 184 students in the control group and 192 students in the experimental group were administered a pretest, posttest, and a retention test to measure achievement, retention, and time to complete assigned instructional materials. A substantial part of the experiment dealt with the preparation of teachers. Findings at the .05 level concluded: (1) There was no significant difference between achievement means or retention means, and (2) There was a significant difference between the two sample time means for the two methods of instruction. Numerous charts support the data. Specific recommendations for vocational trade and industrial education are: (1) Efforts should be made to introduce programed instruction to other areas, (2) There should be experimentation with programed instruction in problem solving, planning, and portions of skill development, and (3) Content of programed materials should be appropriate and reflect a high quality. Further study is recommended. This Ph.D. dissertation was submitted to Florida State University. (GR)
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