Title

Wesley Becker: A founding father

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Direct Instruction

Volume

1

Issue

1

Publication Date

Winter 2011

First Page

3

Last Page

661

Abstract

It is appropriate that the first issue of the Journal of Direct Instruction (JODI) is a tribute to the father of research on Direct Instruction and the founder of the ancestor journal from which JODI has evolved; however, it is terribly unfortunate that the tribute should come on the occasion of his passing. Wes Becker, one of the original developers of Direct Instruction and the leading connection between DI and the research community, died on October 29, 2000. This first issue of the Journal of Direct Instruction is a tribute to his work and is dedicated to his memory in the hope that the journal can carry on the project that Wes began.