ERIC Number: ED130987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Strategies for Individualizing Instruction in the Social Studies.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This booklet is designed as a support bulletin for Texas'"Framework for the Social Studies, Grades K-12" (ED 044 327). It capsulizes research and writing about meeting individual student needs. Individualized instruction requires that the teacher vary classroom teaching strategies so that students can engage in learning activities that are most appropriate for each as an individual. In order to set up an individualized program, a teacher must organize the program through diagnosis of students' needs, planning activities and methods, remaining flexible to allow for change, and maintaining recordkeeping of student diagnoses and student work. Some possible organization strategies are described: units, inductive approach, learning packets, contracts, independent study, programmed instruction, case studies, problem solving, group work, research seminars, simulation, sociodrama, and oral history. Recordkeeping, record of needs, activity sheet, student worksheet, and record of achievement are also described. Some models of parts of units are presented for teacher use, such as an inductive exercise and a simulation game. The booklet concludes with suggestions for selecting resource materials and a list of suggested materials for a professional library. (ND)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Scheduling, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Multimedia Instruction, Program Development, Recordkeeping, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Division of Curriculum Development, Texas Education Agency, 201 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Note: For a related document, see ED 044 327