ERIC Number: ED092524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
What We Have Learned about the /I/D/E/A/ Change Program for Individually Guided Education . . . An Interim Report.
Willis, Charles L.
While this interim report of the Insitute for the Development of Educational Activities (/I/D/E/A/) focuses primarily on the evaluation of its Individually Guided Education (IGE) program, it also includes discussions of (a) the /I/D/E/A/ Change Program in general, (b) implementation of IGE in other than traditional contexts, (c) the importance of training materials and clinical workshops in the success of IGE programs, and (d) monitoring efforts of /I/D/E/A/ with regard to individual school implementation of the IGE program. The portion of the report which deals specifically with evaluation of the program includes sections on (a) a national evaluation study of attitudes toward IGE, (b) teacher evaluation of IGE, (c) effects of IGE on children, (d) cost studies, (e) a case study conducted by the Center for Educational Improvement, and (f) /I/D/E/A/'s study of pupil outcomes. Of the administrators, teachers, and parents who were surveyed, 89 percent rated the IGE program either good or excellent. Of children who were surveyed, 75 percent said they learned more than they did the previous year in which IGE was not used, and 20 percent said they learned the same amount. Children's answers implied that school had been improved by the implementation of IGE. The following negative aspects of IGE are noted: (a) the amount of time required for implementation and (b) the additional staff required for implementation of IGE. The first factor was mentioned by 27 percent of administrators and the second by 12 percent. (HMD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Instructional Innovation, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.