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ERIC Number: ED105914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 58
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An Evaluation of Individualized Instruction for Evening/Part-Time Students of Business Administration.
Sutherland, Alphonzo A.
This study is part of a program initiated by the Business Administration Division of El Paso Community College (Texas), in 1973 to evolve a curriculum with supporting instructional techniques which will meet the special needs of evening and part-time students in a student body which is nearly 60 percent Mexican-American. Evening students from this group have learning handicaps which are in part the result of poor secondary education. The evaluation reported here of individualized instructional packets for the Introduction to Business course utilized three sections of evening students, with the same instructor and identical behavioral objectives for all the sections. One section utilized the individualized instructional packets, a second section used the lecture/discussion method; while the third used the lecture/discussion method with students given the option of using the individualized materials as a supplement. The results of the evaluation, using end-of-course achievement scores as the unit of measurement, found the optional section to be significantly better than the individualized instruction section. However, the small number of students (20 percent) utilizing the optional materials makes this finding inconclusive. It is clear, however, that only marginal results will be obtained from individualized courses unless they are supported with media and personalized counseling. Sample individualized packets are appended. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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