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ERIC Number: ED104487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Status of Individualized Instruction in Colleges Identified as Members of the Council of North Central Community and Junior Colleges, 1974-1975. A Report to the Council of North Central Community-Junior Colleges.
Hunter, Walter E.; Lingle, Ronald K.
This research is based on a survey of teacher-practitioners of individualized instruction in member colleges of the Council of North Central Community-Junior Colleges. The survey was mailed to the presidents of 307 colleges in September 1974, with results tabulated in November 1974 based on responses from 726 practitioners from 120 colleges in 19 states. A brief review of the literature points out some of the virtues and drawbacks of individualized instruction. The survey focuses on the characteristics of the institutions where individualized instruction is used as well as on the characteristics of the practitioners. Overall, the usual descriptors of practitioners (sex, age, academic attainment) tend not to vary significantly from expectations with respect to type, location, age or enrollment of the institution. Distribution of individualized instruction by subject area is depicted in tabular form. Practitioners tend to be similar with respect to selection of format, pace, and achievement measures; unfortunately, relatively few have attempted to systematically evaluate their instructional techniques. One conclusion that was generated by the study is that most instructors who use individualized instruction work more hours than the average instructor and spend an inordinate amount of time with students. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Council of North Central Community and Junior Colleges.