ERIC Number: ED144859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Summary of Research in Personalized, Individualized, and Self-Paced Instruction in College Economics. Research in Economic Education, Report No. 1.
Dawson, George G.
This is the first in a series of reports which summarize research studies dealing with college level economics education that is personalized, individualized, or self paced. The major purpose is to inform interested economic educators of the studies that have been done, to summarize the results, and to identify various research designs and statistical techniques that others might want to use. Forty studies are described. Most were done in the 1970s. The introductory 15 pages give an overview of the research. Most studies indicate that personalized or individualized instruction is as effective as the traditional lecture discussion approach. Many suggest that programmed materials save time for both student and instructor and can be less expensive than the traditional approaches. The use of television, computer assisted instruction, tutors, and case studies is tested in several studies, and some deal with various combinations of approaches. Some researchers believe that no single method is best, but that certain combinations such as programmed instruction with games and simulations or with an audio visual tutorial system yield superior results. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Economics Education, Educational Research, Higher Education, Individual Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Pacing, Programed Instruction, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Reviews (Publications), State of the Art Reviews, Statistical Studies, Teaching Methods
Empire State College Center for Business and Economic Education, P.O. Box 130, Old Westbury, New York 11568 (free, limited supply)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Old Westbury. Empire State Coll. Long Island Learning Center.; New York State Council on Economic Education, Geneseo.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (Hartford, Connecticut, April 14-16, 1977)