Learning accountability and forms of individualized learning have stimulated much of the recent research in education. Teachers are being challenged to account for the variability of students within their classes. Since learners vary widely in rate of achievement, interests, and motivation, methods of individualized instruction to account for these facts have been developed. Individualized instruction is not synonymous with providing individualized materials, but means "meeting the specific learning needs of each student" (3). Bjorkuist states that teachers are increasingly becoming managers of the learning process rather than dispensers of knowledge (2) . With a properly managed individualized learning system, differences in the amount of student learning may be reduced, since students will be allowed their own learning pace and activities.
individualized learning, learning needs