ERIC Number: ED119339
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Publication Date: 1975
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Individualizing Education through Contract Learning.
Berte, Neal R., Ed.
This volume considers both the philosophical bases and the practical realities of individualization through the analysis of various approaches to the contract learning process. The first section serves as an introduction to contracting. Chapter 1 develops the concept of contract learning and attempts to set it in perspective within the larger context of higher education. Chapter 2 discusses the goal development process in contract learning. Chapter 3 examines the evaluation of individualized programs with an emphasis on the diagnostic, flexible, learner-centered approaches to assessment that can be employed in contract learning. Part Two offers illustrations of the diversity involved in the contract learning movement. Chapters 4 through 8 present programs chosen for their diversity and quality. Chapter 9 takes a more theoretical approach in utilizing the concept of contract learning for "improvisational learning," particularly in the human service professions. The final chapter draws heavily on these previous case studies in providing a taxonomy of contract learning programs as well as a discussion of the strengths and problems of this approach to college education. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Classification, Contracts, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Learning, Objectives, Performance Contracts, Program Descriptions, Student Evaluation
University of Alabama Press, Drawer 2877, University, Alabama 35486 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Books
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