ERIC Number: ED332383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Social Integration of Handicapped Students: Cooperative Goal Structuring. Research Brief for Teachers. Brief T1.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
The brief paper summarizes the 1983 report, "Social Integration of Moderately Handicapped Students through Cooperative Goal Structuring: Influence of Teacher Instruction on Cooperation" by JoAnne Putnam. Techniques for constructing group learning activities using cooperative goal structuring are broken down into the following steps: (1) specify group objectives; (2) assign students to groups; (3) arrange the room and distribute materials; (4) introduce the task; (5) observe the students; (6) evaluate the work. The study found that after teachers used this process for 2 weeks (10 45-minute sessions), students without handicaps more often looked at and spoke to their peers with handicaps, and students with handicaps actively participated more often. About 20 recommended resources are grouped under the following topics: "Integrating Handicapped Students"; "Cooperative Goal Structuring"; "Behavioral Techniques to Promote Integration and Desirable Behaviors"; "Social Skills Training"; "Training Nonhandicapped Students." (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Goal Orientation, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Student Participation
ERIC/OSEP Special Project, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
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