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ERIC Number: ED140490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Allocation and Time Utilization in IGE and Non-IGE Schools. Technical Paper No. 410.
Rossmiller, Richard A.; Geske, Terry G.
This study addressed two basic questions; (1) Do individually guided education (IGE) schools cost more or exhibit different expenditure patterns than non-IGE schools? (2) Do instructional personnel in IGE schools allocate their time differently than instructional personnel in non-IGE schools? Data were obtained from a random sample of 41 IGE schools and 15 pairs of matched IGE and non-IGE schools drawn from 13 states. Two instruments--the School Expenditure Data form and the Time Allocation of Instructional Personnel form--were developed and used to collect data for the study. Descriptive data were presented for the sample of 41 IGE schools and t-tests for dependent samples were calculated to determine if the difference between the means were significant for any of the school expenditure and time allocation categories for the matched pairs. IGE schools did not cost more than non-IGE schools. IGE schools spend more for instructional supplies and other supplies but less for textbooks than do non-IGE schools. Teachers in the IGE schools devoted significantly more time to one-to-one instruction and significantly less time to large-group instruction than did non-IGE teachers. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Costs, Elementary Education, Expenditure per Student, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Measurement Instruments, Multiunit Schools, Program Costs, Questionnaires, Resource Allocation, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries, Teachers, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.