ERIC Number: ED263720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Individualized Instruction.
Winter, Jill S.
The paper presents a research review on individualization of instruction in special education. An initial section analyzes the concept and definitions of the term, noting similarities with such terms as adaptive instruction, differentiated instruction, and prescriptive teaching. Related concepts of independent study and self directed learning are considered. Conditions seen to promote individual learning are addressed in terms of grouping practices and recognition of individual differences. Specific implications of individualized instruction in special education are noted, and methods of individualizing instruction are reviewed. The history of individualization of instruction in the United States is traced: administrative provisions and early systems of individualized instruction are pointed out. Services to special populations are described along with an account of the growing emphasis on individualization of a general education strategy. The implications of individualized education programs as mandated in P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act are described in the concluding section. A seven-page reference list is appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
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