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ERIC Number: ED110124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-21
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Effects of Selected Aspects of Individualized Instruction on the Achievement of Students.
Scarbrough, Lucy
Because an open door admissions policy results in a student body which varies greatly in background and developed capability to learn, the individualization of instruction is a top priority of El Paso Community College (Texas). In an attempt to determine the effects of two specific aspects of individualized instruction on the achievement of students in a music fundamentals course, the investigator used a sample of two groups of students during 1974-75. Fall semester students received self-paced instruction by programmed text and optional individual tutoring sessions, while spring semester students in the same course were additionally offered a series of group instructional sessions covering the same content as the text. In both courses students were evaluated by criterion-referenced tests for each of seven textual units. Resulting data showed an apparent superiority in achievement for the spring semester group. The study concludes that, for courses in music theory, a program which provides each student with a choice between self-paced programmed instruction and group instruction will lead to higher levels of achievement than will classes which are limited to one individualized learning strategy only. Recommendations for further research are made and research data, bibliography, and a literature review are included. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University