ERIC Number: ED038809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Santa Monica Project: Demonstration and Evaluation of an Engineered Classroom Design for Emotionally Disturbed Children in the Public School; Phase Two: Primary and Secondary Level. Final Report.
Hewett, Frank M.; And Others
Following its initial year, an engineered classroom for educationally handicapped (EH) children was replicated and extended. Evaluation indicated that the program could effectively increase emphasis on reading and include both primary and secondary students. Reintegration in the regular classes for EH children could be done on both a gradual and compulsory basis; the difficulty was in accurately assessing a given child's readiness for limited or total reintegration. The preacademic focus of the primary classes (ages 6 to 8) was validated in that a majority of subjects from the 1st year who had returned to regular classes were average or above in their functioning after 1 or 2 years in the program. Also EH children in the engineered classrooms outdistanced children in regular EH classes and approached or exceeded normal controls academically and behaviorally. Appendixes describe the engineered classroom and its dissemination and provide a behavior problem checklist and instructions for a frequency count of deviant behavior. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Santa Monica Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III; Engineered Classrooms