ERIC Number: ED056456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Closed Circuit TV with Handicapped Children. Final Report.
Higginbotham, James M.
Presented are development and evaluation of a school's 3-year program using closed circuit television (CCTV) with emotionally disturbed children, aged 6 to 13 years. The major program objective is to help the children develop skills and knowledge necessary for their continued participation in school through the 12th grade. The school has five fixed, remotely controlled cameras located in five different rooms. Discussion of management considerations includes time distribution of director, psychologist, coordinator, teachers, video engineer, pupils, parents, and visitors. Information dissemination means for the school's program consist of personal visits to the school, letters, speeches, films, and others. Video tape films of many of the school's 200 children were taken so that teachers and students could observe themselves in operation. The evaluation focuses on the contribution of CCTV to the school's entire educational program and is shown to run into problems in that the contribution of CCTV to any student's behavior change cannot be demonstrated, although the films intuitively seemed to help bring about behavioral changes. Four case studies conclude the work. (CB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Case Studies, Educational Programs, Educational Television, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Videotape Recordings
Gateway School, 4000 Silver Star Road, Orlando, Florida 32808
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.