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ERIC Number: ED003089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 37
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STUDY II--EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTAL TEACHING ON THE VISUAL BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN EDUCATED AS THOUGH THEY HAD NO VISION.
ASHCROFT, SAMUEL C.; AND OTHERS
THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE TO CONFIRM (1) THAT A SHORT PERIOD OF EXPERIMENTAL TEACHING ENHANCES THE VISUAL BEHAVIOR OF PARTIALLY SIGHTED CHILDREN TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN VISUAL DISCRIMINATION TEST SCORES AND (2) THAT THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN RECORDED NEAR-VISION ACUITY OF EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS AS DETERMINED BY AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST. THIS WAS A REPETITION OF AN EARLIER EXPERIMENT. EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS WERE CONSTITUTED AT SCHOOLS FOR THE BLIND IN KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, AND VIRGINIA. CONTROL GROUPS WERE CONSTITUTED IN ARKANSAS, ILLINOIS, AND TEXAS. TEACHERS WERE GIVEN LESSON PLANS AND OTHER MATERIALS, AND WERE INSTRUCTED IN THE USE OF THESE MATERIALS. SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN VISUAL FUNCTIONING AS MEASURED BY THE VISUAL DISCRIMINATION TEST RESULTED FROM THIS STUDY. THUS, POSITIVE FINDINGS OF THE PREVIOUS STUDY WERE CONFIRMED. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: ARKANSAS; ILLINOIS; KENTUCKY; TENNESSEE; Tennessee (Nashville); TEXAS; VIRGINIA