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ERIC Number: ED398264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Complex Instruction in The Netherlands: A Case Study.
Perrenet, Jacob; Terwel, Jan
"Learning Together in Multicultural Groups" (Dutch acronym, SLIM) is a Dutch version of the Complex Instruction project at Stanford University (California). An evaluation was conducted of the implementation of classroom processes and teacher guidance as specified in the Complex Instruction Method, using a case study approach where processes in the classrooms and interaction processes during teacher guidance were studied through direct observation and audiotaping. The study involved one school, two teachers, and three classes in The Netherlands. Complex instruction is designed to overcome the problems of differential student participation and learning, particularly for students from minority backgrounds. Although SLIM teachers and coaches tried their best to implement the Complex Instruction method and the accompanying teacher guidance (inservice education), their success was limited, especially with regard to student status treatment. This outcome stands more or less in contrast to the experience of Complex Instruction and its evaluation in the United States, and several factors are mentioned as possible causes for this partial success. Although many improvements need to be made, Complex Instruction still appears to be a promising educational model, even in the European context. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands