ERIC Number: ED118110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
CAI: Its Role in the Education of Ethnic Minorities.
Crandall, Nelson D.
According to the Coleman Report of 1966, the poor child considers his success a matter of fate or luck--something completely out of his control. If a child with this outlook is going to succeed, the child must receive immediate gratification for his educational achievements, and he must be shown that success is the result of a cause-and-effect mechanism which he can personally control. Computer assisted instruction is a nearly perfect instrument for this purpose because: (1) it gives the student total control; (2) it operates in a cause-and-effect mode; (3) it is direct; (4) it provides immediate feedback; and (5) it gives specific, explicit directions. Results of several experiments have shown that computer assisted instruction can dramatically improve results on standardized tests. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Association for the Development of Computer Based Instructional Systems Winter Conference (Santa Barbara, California, January 26-29, California, January