ERIC Number: ED042301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
A Token-Reinforcement Remedial Reading Program Administered by Instructional Technicians.
Staats, Arthur W.; And Others
Instructional technicians administered a token reinforcement remedial reading program to 32 black ghetto children who were problem learners. In the 40.2 mean hours of training, the subjects made a mean of 78,505 reading responses; learned a mean of 726.8 words, retaining 81% short term and 59% long term; and received a mean monetary amount of $21.34 worth of reinforcers. Test results indicated that the subjects did significantly better than the controls on a 100-word sample from the training materials. They also excelled on a standard reading achievement test, including the vocabulary section, and on both the verbal and nonverbal portions of an intelligence test. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.