ERIC Number: ED041342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Modification in the Classroom. Final Report. Production and Evaluation of a Film about Behavior Techniques to Increase Task Oriented Behavior.
Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Communication.
A 21 minute sound color film was produced in an attempt to help teachers and educational specialists see people like themselves helping youngsters become more task oriented by the use of operant conditioning and modeling procedures formulated by Skinner (1953) and Bandura (1964). The unstructured and unrehearsed film consists of edited film records, over time, of behavior modification techniques in three settings, constrasting pupil behavior before and after introduction of modification techniques. It also details methods for training teachers in the use of operant conditioning techniques, and specifies the role of the school psychologist in the introduction and evaluation of behavior modification methods. Evaluation of the film's effectiveness, performed with 21 elementary school teachers using an after only test design, verified the success of the film both in conveying information about procedures and in favorably influencing people's attitudes toward these procedures. A sample teacher information level questionnaire is appended. (Author/CJ)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Communication.