ERIC Number: ED040556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation to Determine the Effectiveness of Short Concept Films in the Instruction of Handicapped Students. Final Report.
Aldredge, Henry P.
To determine if short concept films (SCF) are effective tools for assessing the potential of handicapped students for training and work, 135 students at a rehabilitation center were studied. Instructions for how to perform two jobs in jewelry engraving were given verbally by an evaluator, by a color-sound film, a color no-sound film, and by black and white sound and no-sound films. The five treatments were alternated weekly until a total of 27 students were exposed to each treatment. Results revealed the following: the SCF had little effect on the total time students spent on the job sample; instructional time was reduced by as much as two thirds when films were used; more instructional time was spent with students when they used the no-sound films; black and white no-sound films required the greatest number of repeated instructions; and color-sound films were judged most effective of the films. (Author/RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Atlanta.