ERIC Number: ED048821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Objectives and Individualization of Instruction.
Melching, William H.
In this paper some of the literature on problems in education is reviewed and several of these problems are discussed. These are: (1) educational inequality; (2) coping with the knowledge explosion; (3) dealing with masses of students in the nation's large institutions of higher education; (4) youth dissatisfaction; and (5) the attempt to implement a systems approach in education. These problems are all symptomatic of the demand for change. There is a demand for a better definition of "where we're going," and though society wants education for the masses, it doesn't want mass education. There is demand for individualized instruction, but a meaningful program of individualized instruction can only be constructed if behavioral objectives are clearly established. It is essential that instructors at all levels acquire the skills needed to prepare statements of behavioral objectives if the individualization of instruction is to proceed. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.
Note: Paper presented at a Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, Texas, April, 1969