Direct Instruction Teaching Method Invalidly Challenged By Michigan Study

“…Critics try to discredit [Direct Instruction] by arguing that DI causes antisocial behavior. At public meetings, whenever the possibility of switching to DI is mentioned, someone is sure to bring up a Michigan study claiming that students who are taught with DI are more likely to be arrested in their adolescent years. Here’s evidence, they say, that DI is dangerous. The problem is that this randomized study was based on the experience of just sixty-eight students. And the students in the DI and the control groups were not similar. In the end, the Michigan study is just window dressing. The education establishment is wedded to its pet theories regardless of what the evidence says.” (p. 164-165)

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