ERIC Number: ED111145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Gaming and Programmed Instruction on Learning of Inductive Materials. Final Report 34.3
Garrett, Candace S.; Wilcove, Gail
Compared was the relative effectiveness of using games or programed instruction (PI) to transmit information about cognitive similarities between educable mentally retarded (EMR) and nonretarded children to 56 special education teacher trainees. Trainees were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups (game or PI) or to an attitude control group; and their responses were analyzed to the treatment as well as to a criterion test and a questionnaire concerning attitudes toward handicapped children. Neither method resulted in changed general attitudes about handicapped children. However, PI seemed to be the better choice for Ss because the PI group made significantly fewer errors, took less time to complete the task, and had more members who could correctly state the generalization that EMR and nonretarded children would have the same response. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.