ERIC Number: ED026435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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The Experimental Analysis of Behavior in the Education of Socially Disadvantaged Children and Youth (West Point Farms, New York, November 30-December 2, 1966).
Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Ferkauf Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
This conference report consists of two presented papers and a selected bibliography. The paper by Joan Gussow, "Behavioral Management and Educational Goals," is concerned with operant conditioning as a theory of learning and an instructional method. Basing their methods on the work of B.F. Skinner, educators who are proponents of this theory emphasize "positive reinforcement and its use in shaping and maintaining new and desired behaviors." Gussow discusses some applications of operant conditioning--behavior management techniques, and a contingency management system. Also noted are some of the philosophical issues raised by this learning theory. Harold L. Cohen's paper, "The Educational Model," summarizes two previous articles. He discusses his involvement with a special education project which is studying the factors "that can change and maintain learning behavior." (NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Ferkauf Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.