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ERIC Number: ED057613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Training Effects of a Behavior Modification Game.
Kidder, Steven J.; Guthrie, John T.
A game designed to teach some of the skills used in behavior modification with slow learners was evaluated. The game, called "Modifying," was developed to increase the range of experience for students preparing to be special education teachers. A randomized, posttest-only design was employed. The design incorporated three treatments: conventional lecture, game and short discussion, and game with longer discussion and replay of the game. Two measures of the treatments' effects were utilized: a situational test of a special education classroom and a performance test which required each subject to teach a special education child a simple paper construction task using behavior modification. A recording was made of the number of positive reinforcements the subjects used in teaching the child. Preliminary results of the study suggest that there is a main treatment effect in favor of the game-discussion-game treatment level. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.