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ERIC Number: ED155599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 9
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A Self-Paced College Developmental Reading Program using PSI (Personalized System of Instruction).
Steiner, Nancy M.; Yuthas, Ladessa
A program based on the personalized system of instruction (PSI) was written and used in a developmental reading-study skills course for college freshmen. The following principles characterize the PSI: emphasis on the use of written materials--textbook references, questions, and teacher-developed worksheets; the required passing of a mastery test before proceeding to the next module; self pacing for each student; lectures and class activities that are sources of motivation and of critical information; and the use of paraprofessionals, students, or peers in the class as proctors in correcting mastery tests and related materials. Student response to the course was positive and prompted a refining of the program. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)