ERIC Number: ED123258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Systematic Process for Evaluating the Individualization of Instruction.
Ellison, Jane L.; Sherman, Thomas M.
A model for evaluating the extent to which instruction is individualized is described. The model is based on a conceptualization of individualization which focuses on observable teacher behavior resulting in the manipulation of classroom environmental and instructional variables to meet the needs of individual learners. For evaluation purposes individualization was considered an attribute of instruction. An evaluation instrument was developed and field tested. This indicated that teachers and others can employ the model reliably. The model appears to be valid and have heuristic value; several implications for the use of the model are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Instructional Design, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Needs, Systems Approach, Test Reliability
Thomas M. Sherman, College of Education, Virginia Polytechic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (full text, administration manual, and evaluation instrument)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)