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ERIC Number: ED054978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 59
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Cost and Performance of Computer-Assisted Instruction for Education of Disadvantaged Children.
Jamison, Dean; And Others
This paper is divided into three sections. The first section describes three programs in computer-assisted instruction (CAI) that have been developed by the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences at Stanford University and have performed well with underachieving children. These programs are in elementary arithmetic, initial reading, and computer programing for high school students. The second section, the major part of this paper, reports a detailed evaluation of these programs. Two criteria for successful performance are examined: simple achievement gain, and reduction of achievement inequality. The final section deals with the problem of making CAI available in rural as well as urban areas, and attempts a realistic assessment of the total costs. An estimate is also made of the increase in student to teacher ratio required to provide CAI without an increase in expenditure per student. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Graduate School of Business.; Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.