ERIC Number: ED092109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-10
Reference Count: N/A
Selecting Films for Primary EMH Children. Observational Report No. 743.
Green, Melvena L.
A study was made to determine the reliability of subjective adult judgement in the selection of films for primary educable mentally handicapped (EMH) children. A selection of five films, all prerated according to standardized techniques and designated appropriate for primary level students, were presented for viewing by a primary class of heterogeneously grouped EMH students. It was expected that the wide range of academic abilities and social maturity would be reflected in the type of response that the class as a whole would make to the films. A situation was therefore created whereby attempts were made to subjectively predict the type of film to which the class would make the most positive response. The quality of response was measured in terms of attending behavior, length and content of the film, and the number of correct answers to the accompanying question set. Observation data revealed that primary EMH students benefitted from exposure to all five films. It was concluded that subjective judgement regarding the educational value of films for heterogeneously grouped EMH students at the primary level tends not to be reliable. (Author)
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.