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ERIC Number: ED030836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 111
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Case 1; An Initial Study of Contingencies Applicable to Special Education.
Cohen, Harold C.; And Others
The first CASE (Contingencies Applicable to Special Education) project, conducted from February to October 1965 with student inmates at the National Training School for Boys (NTSB), used environmental planning concepts and behavioral learning principles to restructure a basic education curriculum in terms of individual performance requirements, and reinforced academic achievement with negotiable "points" contingent on scores of at least 90% in programed instruction in class activities. These points could be used for special classroom activities, lounge and library privileges, store purchases, and rental of private study offices. Social acceptance and status also became strong incentives. CASE project staff members were trained in two courses (Environmental Design and Behavioral Analysis and its Extension) on NTSB premises. Increases in student educational behavior and achievement (as measured by the Stanford Achievement Tests and other objective tests) and changes in attitudinal behavior with direct modeling after the staff (as measured subjectively) encouraged the staff to expand the project. (ly)
Institute for Behavioral Research, Inc., 2426 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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Identifiers: National Training School for Boys; Stanford Achievement Tests