ERIC Number: ED071160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Organizational and Technical Aspects of Educational Change.
Scanlon, Robert G.
The substance of this speech rests on the argument that, if educational change is to be accomplished, the place to begin is not with organizational change but rather with instructional change -- particularly in the area of individualized instruction. The author argues that, to make individualized instruction work, curriculum must be reorganized and materials repackaged to provide teachers with the management tools necessary for success. Specific aspects of instructional change recommended and discussed are (1) detailed specification of educational objectives, (2) organization of methods and materials to attain those objectives (including a variety of paths for attaining a mastery of any given subject), (3) establishment of a procedure for diagnosis of student achievement in terms of educational objectives, (4) scheduling of individual daily evaluation and guidance of each pupil, (5) frequent monitoring of student performance to inform both the pupil and the teacher of progress toward an objective, and (6) continuous evaluation to strengthen both the curriculum and the instructional procedures. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Speeches
Center for Educational Change Through Organizational and Technological Development, Kutztown State College, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19350
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kutztown State Coll., PA. Educational Development Center.
Note: Speech given before EDC Annual Curriculum Conference. (12th, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1972)