ERIC Number: ED188401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The World of Work: Work Week-Update. A Research Project.
Ellington, Carol E.
A study of the difference in student performance when currency or token money is used was studied with six mildly mentally retarded children (ages 8 to 12) as Ss. Students were given jobs (teacher aide, movie projectionist, art or shop teacher) and were rated in the areas of punctuality, appearance, following directions, completing tasks, and behavior for each of the 5 week study periods over 2 years (total 10 weeks studied). The first year token money was used, the second year currency was used. Results showed that the Ss earned almost exactly the same amount of token money as currency, and that work levels were highest in the areas of punctuality and appearance. Other findings showed that students had job preferences even at an early age. Guidelines for the Work Record Sheet and work record tables are included. (PHR)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Mild Mental Retardation, Performance Factors, Reinforcement, Work Experience
Carol E. Ellington, 11523 Annette, Tampa, FL 33617 ($1.75, 10 for $15.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Currency; Monetary Reinforcement; Token Money
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session W-84).