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Journal of Behavioral Education

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 253–266 | Cite as

Precision teaching's unique legacy from B. F. Skinner

  • Ogden R. Lindsley
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Abstract

Precision Teaching's unique legacy from B. F. Skinner was the monitoring system of rate of response and the cumulative response recorder. This legacy is unique because the other instructional systems derived from Skinner's work do not use his monitoring method exclusively. Rate of response, cumulative recording and their extension to Precision Teaching's standard celeration charting are briefly described. In addition, Precision Teaching's nature, history, costs, distribution, inductive data-base, and academic base are briefly described. Skinner's legacy to education was a sound behavioral scientific base and his unique legacy to Precision Teaching was self-monitoring for real time decision making by learners and teachers.

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Precision Teaching Skinner rate of response cumulative recorder standard celeration chart 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ogden R. Lindsley
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of KansasLawrence

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