ERIC Number: ED118546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A National Evaluation of the I/D/E/A Change Program for IGE.
Paden, Jon S.
A survey was conducted to determine attitudes of administrators, teachers, students, and parents of students in schools using the Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Inc. (I/D/E/A) Change Program for Individually Guided Education (IGE). The study took over two years, and reached a sample of the 1,200 schools in 36 states. Generally, the attitudes of all groups were positive toward IGE. Results also indicated that school staffs which had used IGE for over three years liked it better than staffs using it for shorter periods of time. Also, the more IGE outcomes were implemented in a school, the more the staff was favorable. Attitudes of administrators, teachers, parents, and students in urban and non-urban schools were equally positive, as were attitudes from schools with both predominantly white and non-white populations. Parents tended to feel that their children had progressed more in school using IGE. Teachers felt the program was equally useful for slow and fast learners as well as for culturally advantaged and disadvantaged students. A few administrators and teachers complained that the program carried with it the necessity to increase work loads too drastically. (Tables and sample questionnaires are included.) (CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.