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ERIC Number: ED306404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 12
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A Discussion of Computer Use in Adult Literacy Instruction.
Partridge, Susan
The many advantages claimed for using the computer in adult literacy instruction--privacy, immediate feedback, individualization, control, and flexibility--have also been observed in the practice of dedicated teachers, without the help of computers. Fortunately, many scholars still emphasize the need for teacher sensitivity and teacher-student interaction in computer instruction if such instruction is to be successful. Options to the reactive posture of instructional technology are the proactive approach or the interactive model, which is a combination of the reactive and proactive models. Concerns of educators regarding the use of computers include the shortage of high quality computer software and emotional bonding to the computer. Educators should also take note of research that shows that computer-assisted instruction enhances the achievement of students with learning styles favoring less socialization, whereas students with a people-oriented learning style achieve more in the traditional self-paced instruction group. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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