ERIC Number: ED098755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
The Child and the Learning Environment: A Review of Literature on Diagnosis and Prescription in Learning.
Anderson, Sarah M.; Quinn, Christine
The literature review reports research and theory focusing on the following topics: individual intellectual and perceptual characteristics of a child's learning style; an overview of ability and disability areas relative to the learner's specific cognitive processes; the use of standardized tests to evaluate cognitive processes and the usefulness of several tests on predicting learning capabilities; and various ongoing studies which address themselves to diagnostic-prescriptive planning for individualized instruction. Individual characteristics are discussed in reference to literature or such topics as differences in the ways boys and girls learn, optimal ages for learning certain skills, theories of intellectual structure, and teacher variables influencing learning (such as ability to personalize instruction). Noted are publications in which learning abilities and disabilities are examined in terms of their effect upon the child's overall learning style and within the framework of the relationship between reading proficiency and such factors as right-left orientation, visual language function, auditory training, vocabulary and speech development, and collective intellectual elements. Reports of literature on testing reveal differences of opinion as to the diagnostic effectiveness of various evaluative instruments. Curriculum emphasis, the role of the classroom teacher, the structure of remedial educational environments (such as Atlanta's Project Success), and preschool educational intervention are subjects considered in the review of documents on planning. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. Educational Research and Development Complex.
Note: For a related bibliography see EC 070 475