ERIC Number: ED038831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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The Responsive Environments Project and the Deaf.
Moore, Omar Khayyam
The Responsive Environments Project is an interdisciplinary approach to the creation of conceptual structures which are sufficiently clarifying to be of genuine help in (1) guiding the construction of formal systems relevant to the behavioral sciences, (2) designing new educational equipment, (3) formulating heuristic principles to guide empirical investigations of human behavior, and (4) making applications in the laboratory. It has developed equipment, based on mathematical models of certain logic processes which, when used in the prescribed socio-psychological setting, has had good results in helping children to learn rapidly. In order to give the deaf child a fair chance to develop normally in a society which leans heavily on the auditory sense for fundamental social processes, ultrasophisticated equipment must be constructed to build an environment around vision. The project has reached a point where it may be in a position to offer just such help to deaf children. (JY)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Conceptual Schemes, Deafness, Electromechanical Technology, Exceptional Child Education, Human Factors Engineering, Individualized Instruction, Learning Theories, Special Education
University of Pittsburgh, Learning Research and Development Center, 160 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh, Penna. 15213 ($.50)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: Responsive Environment Model
Note: Reprinted from the "American Annals of the Deaf", vol 110 n5 1965