ERIC Number: ED111310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
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Administering Individualized Education. Questions, Issues, Suggestions.
Palola, Ernest G.
Individualized education works well for a particular type of student and faculty member. If you go beyond this type of student and faculty member, you run head-on into serious administrative and planning problems. In short, students are unsure and often confused about their role in individualized education. It seems that (1) students need thorough introductions to individualized programs -- what it's like to be a student in such a program, and maybe opportunities to practice before the program actually begins; (2) faculty need more varied and creative ways, beyond sink-or-swim, to learn their roles, responsibilities, and opportunities; and (3) individualized education programs need clarification as to content, structure, and process. Fundamentally, these findings suggest that if institutions want to work with a wide range of student types and backgrounds, it may require substantial investment of time and energy in faculty development and student preparation. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Innovation, External Degree Programs, Faculty, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Performance Contracts, Planning, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Students, Success
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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