ERIC Number: ED117479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Individualized Instruction and Tracking in Career Education. A Research Report.
Kitchak, Karen; And Others
The project sought to determine whether certain National Institute of Education (NIE)-funded career education programs provided for personalization of instruction and whether they avoided tracking students into narrowly constrained areas. The first chapter discusses individualized instruction in historical and current perspective and presents sample definitions. The components of individualized instruction are described in the second chapter. Chapter three deals with special issues in individualized instruction including the role of counseling, problems in program evaluations, and common criticisms. A definition of individualized instruction as a basis for program review and assessment is presented in chapter four along with a discussion of tracking. Chapter five relates key elements of the definition to activities and programs observed in NIE-funded programs in Philadelphia, Charleston, West Virginia, and Glasgow, Montana. Presented for each program are: a brief description, detailed assessment results, and a discussion relating six questions about tracking to these programs. Where tracking appeared, it was attributed to external influences. A final chapter summarizes the project and discusses numerous conclusions for each program. A three-page reference list and appended program options, student interview responses, and participant selection criteria for some of the programs are included. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Career Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Aries Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.