ERIC Number: ED158838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
"Good Work Awards:" Effects on Children's Families. Technical Report #12.
Chun, Sherlyn; Mays, Violet
This brief report describes parental reaction to a reinforcement strategy used with children in the Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP). Staff members report that "Good Work Awards" (GWAs) are viewed favorably by mothers of students. GWAs are dittoed notes sent home with children when they have met a minimum criterion for daily classroom work. Parent interviews indicate that children enjoy the attention paid at home to them and the awards and that parents apparently feel better informed about their children's progress in school when GWAs are brought home frequently. Some parents further reinforce their children when GWAs are brought home. While the effects of the awards appear positive, further analysis of their uses and functions is suggested. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Mental Retardation Research Center.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Kamehameha Early Education Program
Note: For related documents, see PS 009 533-540 and PS 009 542-573