ERIC Number: ED055395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Taxonomic Instruction Project: An Introduction to Taxonomic Instruction.
Tannenbaum, Abraham J.
Presented is an introduction to taxonomic instruction, which is defined as a method of classifying substances and strategies of teacher instruction for handicapped children. In the second of three reports, the teacher is described as having four main roles: facilitation of healthy interaction processes, evocation of productive thinking processes, manipulation of reinforcement systems, and transaction of basic skills and competencies. Instruction as part of a communications system among teacher and pupils is illustrated. Target population of the present project is said to be underachieving boys with severe discipline problems, aged 10 to 15 years. The taxonomy is shown to limit its concern to the pupil's engagement in absorbing adaptive basic skills and concepts. Skills are broken into subskills and then translated into instructional materials and non-material instructional stimuli. The taxonomy is shown to permit diagnostic teaching with stated goals of individualization and personalization. Basic skills in the field of reading are: cognitive-perceptual, language analysis, comprehension, and study skills. Structure and function of the taxonomic model are explained, followed by applications, of which the main one is said to be a tool for lesson planning. (See also EC 040 216 and EC 040 218.) (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.