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ERIC Number: ED063258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 9
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Toward an Applied Theory of Instructional Eclecticism.
Longstreet, Wilma S.
This paper makes an initial effort toward an applied theory of eclecticism by examining different movements and methods of instruction. The two major movements described include a) "deschooling" the society as proposed by Ivan Illich by disorganizing public school organization, and b) personalizing instruction by encouraging the individual needs and interests of students to greater depth and broader range. Major methods described cover independent study, lectures, the discovery format emphasizing the student role as investigator, programmed learning as a modified lecture, and discussion-inquiry dealing with student feelings. Results of the examination of the above movements and methods led to a major conclusion; none of the teaching approaches described, or passed over, used to the exclusion of others is sufficient for the needs of modern-day schooling. Only together do they begin to offer a range complex enough to cope with today's education. Fitting teaching formats to situations and desired ends is necessary and reemphasizes the need for an applied theory of eclecticism. (MJM)
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Note: Speech given before the Conference on English Education, April 7, 1972