ERIC Number: ED072256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Individualization of Education in Career Education. Final Report.
Dunn, James A.; And Others
Individualization of education has been variously defined, from fairly narrow and circumscribed to fairly extensive and comprehensive definitions. The development of a comprehensive procedure for the individualization of education involves consideration of such factors as family/personal, instructional systems, data access, and decision rule factors. In order to be effective, a comprehensive empirically-oriented system for individualized career education must have such attributes as: (1) a cross-indexed set of instructional resources, (2) the identification of the individual student's long-range goals, (3) a bank of data with regard to the individual, his interests, and abilities, (4) a specification of state and local school system requirements, (5) an information system to provide for the confluence of these data, and (6) a set of decision rules whereby educational planning can be effected. Included in this publication are chapters providing: (1) definitions of individualization of education, (2) descriptions of early and contemporary efforts at individualization, and (3) discussions of the attributes of a successful individualized career education program. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Career Education, Career Planning, Curriculum Design, Databases, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Individual Development, Individualized Instruction, Information Systems, Instructional Materials, Program Development, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Interests, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.