Open Access Graduate Research Paper
One of the major objectives of formal education should be developing skills which will assist individuals in self-directed learning activities once they graduate from high school. Educators tend to assume self-directed study skills are mastered when in reality the skills have not been a major concern for development in the classrooms. Generally at the secondary level teachers set the priority for mastery of course content rather than for development of study skills which would lead to independence in learning that content. The instructors prescribe activities, materials, and content according to their assessments of students' needs for the experiences to come in the real world and overlook the individual needs of students to develop the ability to be self-directed learners in a constantly changing world of knowledge.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1981 Jane L. Olsen
Olsen, Jane L., "Developing self-directed learners in secondary reading lab" (1981). Graduate Research Papers. 3078.