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Individualized Instruction

The multiple definitions and interpretations of individualized instruction often make it difficult to construct a common meaning and validate the implementation of the concept. Individualized instruction can be defined as an accommodation or modification of the curriculum, a pedagogical strategy, or a programmatic structure provided to a student. Each of these references to individualized instruction requires a specific orientation. The curriculum reference to individualized instruction places emphasis on adjusting the curriculum to respond to the individual attributes of the learner. The pedagogical reference to individualized instruction places emphasis on selection of a pedagogical approach or set of strategies to match the learning styles and needs of a particular student. The programmatic reference to individualized instruction places emphasis on the organizational structure to provide both the ...

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