ERIC Number: ED178475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of an Independent Learning System on Student Achievement and Attitudes. Volume I: Final Research Report.
Ward, Beatrice A.; And Others
The overall purpose of the Independent Learning Study was to investigate the effects upon student outcomes of training teachers in the use of an innovative instructional system. The Independent Learning System, based on "Minicourse 15: Organizing Independent Learning--Intermediate Level," was the instructional system studied. "Minicourse 15" is a self-contained teacher training package designed to help teachers increase the independent learning opportunities of students and was adapted from a microteaching model using videotaping for self-evaluation. The teachers received minicourse training during Phase I of this study, and then implemented independent learning systems in their classrooms. Phase II investigated the effects of independent learning on student outcomes. This report includes descriptions of the background of the study, the samples and methodology, dependent and independent variables of students and processes, and a discussion of the results. Implications for future research are examined. An abstract of the report is also included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related documents, see SP 014 412 and SP 014 847; Contains some small print