ERIC Number: ED092110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Preview of Recent Findings About EMH Students to Films. Research Report No. 744.
Bond, Jack H.
The model developed by the Computer Based Project for the Evaluation of Media for the Handicapped in Syracuse, New York to evaluate the use of captioned films for the deaf with mentally handicapped and emotionally disturbed children is briefly described, followed by a review of recent research conducted by the project staff. Among the areas which have been researched are: (1) pretest-posttest design modification, (2) effects of confirming correct answers, (3) paper and pencil vs. automated response modes, (4) alternatives to the multiple choice test format, and (5) nonverbal assessment techniques. Particular attention is given to findings comparing the effectiveness of color and black-white films and of captioned and noncaptioned materials. The results suggested that, while color and captions may have aesthetic and attention values, they do not significantly enhance the learning of cognitive information by educable mentally handicapped children. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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.