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ERIC Number: ED082740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 7
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Individualized Instruction and the Students Who Need It Most.
Harper, Jane
Due to cost factors, an educational institution may be willing to finance an individualized instructional system for only part of its student population. Three approaches to selectivity in individualization have been suggested: individualizing the most advanced courses, the first-year courses, or selecting those students who can profit from an individualized program. The third appears most reasonable in terms of potential benefit, but no means of selecting these students have been suggested. Data show that students in the outer extremes in mental ability benefit more from a self-paced program than those in the middle. Students could, therefore, be selected for an individualized program on the basis of a test of mental ability or aptitude. The cognitive style maps of students can also be used as a criterion for selection. Research indicates that certain elements must be present in one's cognitive style map to profit from independent study, programmed materials, and individual tutoring sessions: (1) theoretical auditory linguistic; (2) theoretical visual linguistic; (3) qualitative code synnoetics (knowledge of oneself) and qualitative code ethic; (4) an individual cultural determinant; (5) magnitude processes of deriving meaning; and (6) relationship processes of deriving meaning. (Author/KM)
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