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The Schoolman's Guide to Programmed Instruction

Jacobs, Paul I.; Maier, Milton H.; Stolurow, Lawrence M.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Materials, Programed Instruction


This report, intended for school administrators, resulted from an inquiry of standards for evaluating programmed instruction. General guidelines have been suggested which can be applied to meet local situations. After a broad introduction to programmed instruction, teaching machines are discussed, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. The next section describes the ways in which programmed instruction is used in the school, how the school and the classroom may be affected by its use, and how programmed instruction may be introduced into a school system. Another section discusses the selection of a program, and explains the use of the Check List for Evaluating a Program, which is included. The final section provides a glimpse into the future of programmed instruction in the school. A bibliography of books, films, and filmstrips is included.

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