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ERIC Number: ED063271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 7
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The Student Choice Movement.
Geis, George L.
"By 'student choice' we mean a situation in which the behavior (of 'choosing') is not overly determined by the instructional system. That is, the student is presented with a situation in which individual variables...are major determinants of the response emitted..." This definition, found in the first of three sections of this paper, forms the foundation of a study of the student choice movement. Seven views representing a wide range of feeling include seeking student approval by the teacher, eliminating the responsibility of the teacher, production of a positive educational effect, making the student a more intelligent decision maker, elimination of an elitist tradition in education, rebellion against a pattern of hidden selector devices and improved effectiveness in instruction. Questions for research are discussed including 1) Does choice make a difference with reference to achieving goals? 2) Does choice affect the students' attitudes, affect, etc.? 3) In what segments of the educational system do students seek options? Which students seek options? What arrays do they suggest? What kinds of students make what kinds of choices? Further research is recommended. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Center for Learning and Development.