ERIC Number: ED108424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and the Handicapped Child Interface: Exploring and Assessing Integration of Educational Media and Professional Services to the Handicapped Child. Final Report.
Monaghan, Robert R.; And Others
Data were collected from 213 interviewees to determine their perceptions of how the television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," serves the affective needs of handicapped children and of professionals who work with them. The interviews included questions about items used to describe the actual and an ideal program, actual and ideal professional roles, personal enjoyment, social desirability, and enjoyment of nonverbal images. The program was found to function closely to the ideals of professionals in its emphasis on dealing with children as unique individuals, appreciating individual differences, and assisting children to develop a sense of self-worth, independence and enjoyment of new ways of learning. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.