Date of Award

Summer 1978

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)




The large variation in the mathematical maturity of two year college students who enroll in remedial mathematics courses makes self-paced courses an attractive alternative to teacher-paced courses. The advantages of. self-paced courses do not off-set the problems of procrastination and high withdrawal rates which appear to be unintended outcomes of self-pacing. In this study, some strengths and weaknesses of self-paced courses were examined in relation to the degree of peer interaction in the course. Consequently, the study surfaces certain conditions which might account for procrastination and reaffirms certain strengths associated with self-paced courses.



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