ERIC Number: ED040430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Orienting Students to an Individualized Educational System of the 70's.
Nelson, Dennis E.
As part of the activities related to the development and evaluation of a comprehensive guidance system. geared primarily to systems of individualized education now being implemented, an experimental investigation was initiated in an attempt to meet a postulated cluster of student orientation needs associated with successful adaptation to such a system. Involving students from two grade levels, two orientation programs were formulated. Results failed to support the major hypothesis that students exposed to a comprehensive orientation program would perform more effectively in the system, possess greater knowledge of the system, and exhibit more favorable attitudes toward it than students exposed to a very brief orientation program. The primary value of the investigation and its results was to point out both positive and negative features of past and current research regarding the orientation of students to educational innovations in general. (KJ)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitudes, Educational Innovation, Guidance Programs, Individualized Instruction, Orientation, Performance, Student Needs, Students
Dennis E. Nelson, American Institutes for Research, Box 1113, Palo Alto, California 94302. (No price is quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970