ERIC Number: ED086832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Three Pilot Courses: The Development and Early Education of the Mentally Handicapped Child. Final Report.
Keil, Janice M.
The purpose of the research was to investigate the effectiveness of three pilot courses entitled "The Development and Early Education of the Mentally Handicapped Child," which were offered specifically for personnel in day services centers for the mentally handicapped in rural Wisconsin. Pre- and post-tests were administered to the students covering the cognitive and affective content specified in the course outline. They also reported the extent to which their personal objectives were met in the course. The readability of the text books and other resources used was determined. Among the recommendations were that a "circuit rider" approach be used to accommodate students in rural areas unable to travel a great deal, that high school reading levels be included in new text books and course materials, and that there is need for continued emphasis on early childhood education and behavior management. Findings specifically related to the pilot courses indicate that the students were satisfied in accomplishing their personal objectives with the course content but that too much material was included. Revision and dissemination to other rural areas of the State is recommended. All data gathered and analyzed is presented tabularly with narrative interpretation. Appendixes include the course outline, student survey forms, pre- and post-tests, and consultant resource recommendations. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie.
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