ERIC Number: ED097903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-2
Reference Count: N/A
CARE: Computer Assisted Renewal Education.
Hall, Keith A.
CARE (Computer Assisted Renewal Education) is a mobile computer assisted instruction (CAI) program designed to train educators and inservice teachers in the education and handling of handicapped children. The program, developed by Pennsylvania State University and offering college credit, is carried in an expandable trailer with 16 individual student terminals. The CARE curriculum currently offers four basic courses: early identification of handicapped children, diagnostic and prescriptive teaching of preschool and primary children (two courses), and education of visually handicapped children. Two additional courses are planned for the CARE program and their development will follow the step-by-step course development procedures previously established. An evaluation was performed on the first CARE course, identification of handicapped children. The results of the evaluation, which included a two-group t-test of achievement scores with conventional instruction as a control and a student questionnaire, indicated that the CAI students scored significantly higher in achievement, needed less instruction time, and appreciated the program. (WH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.