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ERIC Number: ED069818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 18
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[The Effect of Contingency Managed Self-Instruction in the Detroit Public Schools.]
Sofer, Sheldon; And Others
The contents of this document, concerning the demonstration of a linkage between monetary incentives and academic achievement motivation and the utilization of this knowledge in educational programs, are organized in three sections. The first section is a report of an experimental demonstration of "the effect of monetary incentives on test performance of a sample of pupils in four Detroit public schools." The second section, "The effect of a self instructional-contingency managed mathematics program on student test performance," reports a study the purpose of which was to determine the effect of the SIMPLE (Self-Instructional Mathematics Program, Learn and Earn) program on the performance of students on a standardized achievement test. The third section, "Contingency managed self instruction self instructional reading laboratory," describes another application of the linkage between motivation and monetary incentives. The Self Instructional Reading Laboratory consists of the following key features: individualization, self instruction, self management, high motivation, differentiated staffing, and class size reduction. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan