Journal of Behavioral Education

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 193–213 | Cite as

Direct instruction: What it is and what it is becoming

  • Diane Kinder
  • Douglas Carnine
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Abstract

This essay describes the principles of Direct Instruction design and delivery used to establish clear, unambiguous communication and maximize student responding. Direct Instruction research findings are summarized: achievement of low-income students in Follow Through, longitudinal results, and the effectiveness of Direct Instruction for students with handicaps. Finally, new directions for Direct Instruction, technological applications and instruction of higher-order skills, are discussed.

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direct instruction follow through instruction higher-order skills 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane Kinder
    • 1
  • Douglas Carnine
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special EducationNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalb
  2. 2.University of OregonEugene

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