ERIC Number: ED106813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Individualizing Instruction: Placing Learning Ahead of Teaching.
Florence School District 1, SC.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," was begun in 1971 and serves 145 randomly selected students in grades four, five, six, and eight. The program has two main objectives: (1) participating students will achieve higher standardized test scores in language arts and mathematics than control students and (2) participants will demonstrate skills of decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, and sefl-directed learning. After assessing student needs, using standardized tests and informal devices such as sociograms and autobiographies, teachers write individual prescriptions for each student that are adjusted to the student's daily needs. Classroom organization, in an open space setting, employs team teaching and provides for one-to-one instruction, large- and small-group instruction, individual work at learning stations, and self-selected activity by the student. Learning stations are designed with precisely stated goals and techniques for self-evaluation so that the student is given increased responsibility for learning. Other important components of the program include inservice programs; conferences with the supervisor, consultant, visitors, and parents; and visits to other schools by the project staff. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florence School District 1, SC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III