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ERIC Number: ED073590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 15
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Strategies for the Sequential and Consequential Arrangement of School-Appropriate Behaviors: The Establishment of School-Appropriate Behaviors in Normal, Retarded and Handicapped Children through the Application of Operant Tactics.
Blindert, H. Dieter
Twenty children diagnosed as mentally retarded (MR) were enrolled in a special training program designed to increase Ss' school-appropriate behaviors by means of the sequential and consequential arrangement of teaching objectives and teaching procedures. A hierarchy of achievement levels was established with a sequential and consequential arrangement of 30 behavioral objectives. The behavioral repertoire described by the 30 levels was thought to be comparable to performances asked from a normal child entering a standard first grade classroom. The 20 Ss engaged in a total of 406 sessions, each approximately 10 minutes long. It was reported that a total performance increment of 131 level achievements was attained, that these level achievements required a total teaching time of 51 hours and 24 minutes, and that a total number of 12,817 interactions between student-trainees and Ss were used to establish the achievement levels. All instruction was accomplished by 34 trainees (20 staff members of institutions for the MR, six nursery school teachers, and eight mothers of retarded children) who had previously participated in a 45 hour training program on operant conditioning tactics. The achievement levels and their consequential arrangement were described in detail. (GW)
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Note: Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1973)