Accession Number : AD0614697

Title :   FIVE MAJOR OBSTACLES TO THE GROWTH OF PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION IN EDUCATION,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Coulson,John E.

Report Date : 13 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The obstacles discussed are: (1) a lack of understanding in the educational community of what it means to define educational objectives in operational terms, (2) the tendency of program producers and school administrators to force programs on the teachers without enlisting the teachers' support or telling them how the materials should be used in the ongoing classroom, (3) too stereotyped and unimaginative a view of programmed instruction on the part of program writers, (4) lack of consideration, by program producers and users alike, of the impact that programmed instruction must have on all parts of a school system if the potential advantages of individualized progress are to be realized, and (5) lack of proper lesson shaping by empirical cut-and-fit techniques, of the programmed materials being produced and sold today. General approaches to eliminating these obstacles are suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EDUCATION, TRAINING), (*TRAINING DEVICES, EDUCATION), COMPUTERS, LEARNING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE