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ERIC Number: ED040566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Pages: 32
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Reference Count: 0
Individualizing Education.
Flanagan, John C.
Various attempts have been made in the past to improve the quality of American education by individualizing instruction. The most common method of individualizing instruction has been by varying the rate of progress or the type of assignment. Perhaps a more important and little used method is that of adapting education to individual differences with respect to the goals of the educational program. An effective program for individualizing instruction must be based on extensive additional psychological research and development in (1) formulating the functions of an educational system, (2) achieving the individual's educational goals, (3) monitoring the individual's progress, (4) formulating goals and planning individual development, and (5) preparing the teacher for individualizing education. Using the knowledge now available, a program known as Project PLAN (Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs) is being developed and tested. Project PLAN attempts not only to utilize knowledge about the learning process itself and about instructional materials, but also to help the individual student to know his strengths and weaknesses and, with the help of guidance and counseling, to select his educational objectives. A list of references is appended. (JY)
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Speech given before the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 1968