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ERIC Number: ED018817
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 10
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DEVELOPING INSTRUCTIONAL PRODUCTS TO ACHIEVE BEHAVIORAL CHANGES.
GRINDER, ROBERT E.
THE AIM OF THE PRODUCT RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR ADOLESCENT BOYS IS TO MAKE SCHOOL ATTRACTIVE TO STUDENTS CLOSE TO TERMINATING THEIR EDUCATION. BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT CERTAIN STRATEGIES OF EGO FUNCTIONING OR COGNITIVE STYLE UNDERLY COMPETENT CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR, THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THE SPECIFIC CUES THAT WILL LEAD TO SUCH BEHAVIOR, ESPECIALLY IN THOSE AREA OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY--(1) MAINTENANCE OBLIGATIONS, (2) RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, (3) CONGRUITY WITH EXPECTATIONS, AND (4) CAPACITY FOR APPORTIONING RESOURCES. CARTOONS, IN WHICH THE MALE, ADOLESCENT PROTAGONIST MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN ENTICING INCENTIVES AND FULFILLING HIS RESPONSIBILITIES, SERVE AS STIMULUS MATERIALS. THE DATA GATHERED FROM THE PROGRAM IS NOT YET AMENABLE TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, BUT PRELIMINARY RESULTS LEAD TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE METHOD IS USEFUL FOR DISCRIMINATING BETWEEN THE COGNITIVE STYLES OF COMPETENT AND NONCOMPETENT STUDENTS. WHEN A SOUND DISCRIMINATION OF THIS KIND IS MADE, THE NEXT STEPS ARE--(1) TO TRAIN NONCOMPETENT PERSONS TO PERCEIVE AND RESPOND TO CLASSROOM CUES EFFECTIVELY, AND (2) TO INSURE A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL NURTURE NEWLY OBTAINED COGNITIVE STYLES AT A HIGH RATE. (RD)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.
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