ERIC Number: ED230174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
MCE Field Study Project.
Taber, Florence M.
The effectiveness of six microcomputer programs designed for the secondary to adult population to teach concepts associated with daily living skills (vocations, elementary budgeting, money management assessment, banking, and home safety) was studied. These programs were field tested in special education classrooms in three different school districts, including (1) 212 classrooms in a metropolitan area in the southeast United States; (2) a secondary learning disabilities room in a midwestern suburban area; and (3) a secondary resource room in a small town/rural area. Students used as subjects ranged from the age of 8 through adults, and included emotionally handicapped, mentally retarded, learning disabled, gifted, autistic, physically handicapped, and profoundly deaf individuals. Findings indicate that using the programs had many positive results in the cognitive and affective domains, and some positive results in the psychomotor domain. These results were noted in all areas (content, educational adequacy, and technical adequacy), with especially promising outcomes with autistic students. Appendices contain results of the teacher evaluation questionnaire and vocabulary test results from the metropolitan study area. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: MCE, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI.
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (Houston, TX, April 12-16, 1982). Best copy available.