ERIC Number: ED061551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Self Concept of Students in Individually Prescribed Instruction.
Myers, Karin R.
The author tests the proposition that an educational program containing a minimum amount of failure will help the student to achieve a favorable self-attitude. Based on the belief that early experience of success leads to a healthy self-concept, it is hypothesized that children in an Individually Prescribed Instruction Program (IPI) should have a significantly higher self-concept than children in traditional programs. The self concepts of groups of third, fifth and sixth graders enrolled in IPI programs are compared. Statistical analyses of the data shows that students who have been in IPI programs three years have significantly lower self concepts than students who have been in IPI programs one or two years. A cautious interpretation of this finding is urged. A review of the literature related to self-concept is included. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972