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ERIC Number: ED083165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Pages: 32
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Individualization of Instruction: Continuous Progress Education. Education Monograph No. 3.
Hunt, J. J.; McLean, A. F.
After presenting information on the general inadequacies of the graded system in schools, this monograph discusses the possibility of advancing the individual educative process through the concept of continuous pupil progress. The following proposition is presented: If there are no grades; if a child progresses according to his own ability; if the teacher allows for individual differences in the classroom, then the child should naturally grow in individual social and academic accomplishments. The continuous progress plan of individualized instruction is then outlined as an alternative to the graded system. The Exshaw Plan from the Exshaw School District, Exshaw, Alberta, Canada, is presented as a guide. The level system of vertical organization and the grouping system of horizontal organization for this plan are described. Within these systems, the following points are emphasized: a) placement decisions, b) rate of progress, c) curriculum content, d) curriculum organization, e) teacher and student organization, and f) student progress reports to parents. A two-page bibliography is included along with 10 figures of data. (For related documents, see SP 006 948-950, 952-53.) (BRB)
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Authoring Institution: Montana Univ., Missoula. Div. of Educational Research and Services.