ERIC Number: ED108435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Imitation of Retarded Children by Their Nonretarded Peers. Volume 3, Number 66.
Strichart, Stephen S.; Gottlieb, Jay
Investigated was whether 60 nonretarded children (ages 9 to 12) would imitate the behavior of 20 educable retarded peers more competent in an experimental task. Each nonretarded observer was allowed to imitate the task behaviors of the retarded model who was either more competent, equally competent or less competent than the observer. Results indicated that nonretarded observers imitated the behaviors of the high competent retarded model significantly more often than the moderately competent model, with the latter in turn being imitated more than the noncompetent model. The data further revealed that competent retarded models were more likely to be chosen as partners on a future game task. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.