ERIC Number: ED086349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Reinforced Readiness Requisites: A Culturally Relevant Behavior Modification Program for Mexican-American, Indian and Black Children.
Speiss, Jeffrey M.; Speiss, Madeleine L.
The Reinforced Readiness Requisites (RRR) program was developed to provide Mexican-American, Indian, and Black children with the necessary motivation for learning. Comprised of a three-stage behavior modification strategy to improve substandard academic performance, RRR utilizes tangible rewards with the additional components of token and intermittent reinforcement schedules to prevent performance decrement once tangible sources of reinforcement are withdrawn. Results from two field tests reveal that (1) experimental subjects performed significantly better than controls, (2) experimental subjects showed substantial gain from pretest to posttest, and (3) subjects maintained their performance in the absence of tangible rewards. (Author/DP)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (81st, Montreal, Canada, August 27-31, 1973); Reproduced from best available copy