ERIC Number: ED073746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Learning Options and Student Achievement: Test of a Model in a Large Urban Community College. Inner College Report Number 2.
Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL. Dept. of Educational Research.
Sixty-six students were enrolled in a combined Social Science-English experimental section which permitted them their choice of learning method. Options available were lecture, small group, programmed instruction, directed study and community involvement, and students were encouraged to try a variety of approaches. Six questions relating to achievement and retention rate were explored using both univariate and multivariate methods. Results indicated no significant differences between the experimental group and the control section. It was further pointed out retention rate was higher for the control section. Recommendations included consideration of the need to prepare students and teachers for this technique. Final considerations center around the need for further research. (Author)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Educational Research, English Instruction, Experimental Groups, Individualized Instruction, Institutional Research, Learning Modalities, Postsecondary Education, Research Reports, Social Sciences, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL. Dept. of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Florida