ERIC Number: ED090954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Application of Conjugate Reinforcement Techniques to Evaluate Student Preference for Alternate Media. Special Report Number 742.
Winchell, Walter H.
Research evaluated captioned educational films for the deaf for possible use in classes with normal hearing slow learners. Specifically, the project sought to determine the effects of captioning on attention, vocabulary level and reading ability, using conjugate reinforcement as an evaluation procedure. The results indicated that, under certain conditions, students emitted a greater effort (responses) to see a captioned as opposed to a non-captioned filmstrip presentation. However, the differences between reading levels and between the educable mentally handicapped students and the control groups of normal students were not significant. Additional research should be undertaken to control the periods of time for which captioned versus non-captioned slides are presented and to determine the effect of audio stimuli. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.