ERIC Number: ED042626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Effect of a Series of Television Science Lessons on Learning by Cerebral Palsied Children.
Nicholson, Charles Lemuel
Thirty-one cerebral palsied children at the third grade level were taught a science unit on weather and climate. An experimental group (randomly assigned) received instruction via closed circuit television and earphones, and the control group viewed and heard the instructor directly. A microphone in front of each child in the experimental group allowed him to participate in class discussion. An observer noted the number of questions asked by students, the amount of participation in class discussion, and the degree of attention paid to the instructor. Achievement was measured by a multiple choice test on the unit. It was found that science achievement was slightly, but not significantly, higher for the experimental group; that children in the control group paid more attention to the instructor; and that there was a significant difference in the number of questions asked of the instructor, but no significant difference in participation in class discussion. (EB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cerebral Palsy, Comparative Analysis, Educational Television, Elementary School Science, Handicapped Children, Instruction
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.