ERIC Number: ED046159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Factors Influencing Learning in the Mentally Retarded, and Their Use in the Design of Instructional Materials. Interim Report.
Farmer, Michael; Seitz, Sue
To compare social versus mechanical presentation of stimulus material under prompted or trial-and-error (confirmation) conditions of learning, institutionalized educable and trainable mentally handicapped children were tested on a discrimination learning task. Results were felt to indicate that social reinforcement may not be as motivating for trainable as for educable subjects; and that prompted learning is not as effective as trial-and-error learning for discrimination tasks and trainable subjects. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.