ERIC Number: ED027947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-31
[The Juniper Gardens Children's Project.] Final Progress Report for OEO Grant CG-8180.
Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, MO.
Research and demonstration activities at the Juniper Gardens Children's Project at the University of Kansas involved studies in these areas: (1) an after school remedial classroom program, (2) inappropriate study behavior in class, and (3) demonstration activities which involved teacher and parent training. The effects of reinforcement contingencies arranged for increasing accuracy and rate of academic performance and for appropriate classroom behavior were analyzed in four experiments in the above areas. Study findings indicated that (1) token reinforcement increased accuracy in pupils who were given after-school remedial work in reading and arithmetic; (2) teacher attention which rewarded good study habits increased the frequency of this behavior in students while punishment decreased good performance; (3) peer control was a possibility in improving the social and academic behavior of students who frequently left their seats in class; (4) auditory reinforcement during reading instruction assisted reading performance; (5) the effect of peer competition in arithmetic problem solving was inconclusive, although some improvement was noted in accuracy; and (6) in a home study program involving mothers who tutored their own children in reading, the reading skill increased when mothers were taught to use reinforcement rather than punitive practices. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
Authoring Institution: Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, MO.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests; Stanford Achievement Tests