ERIC Number: ED111146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Efficacy of an Anticipation Game in Increasing Teachers' Understandings of Educable Mentally Retarded Children. Final Report 26.3.
Baum, Richard Bruce
Described is the development and evaluation of an anticipation game for measuring the ability of 30 special class teachers to predict responses of 290 educable retarded secondary students. The game was based on normative data from the students' responses to a 70 item test. The evaluation phase is said to involve 15 teachers playing 30 rounds of the anticipation game and their subsequent predictions about 10 pupils' responses to 20 curriculum questions. Results are cited which suggest that the experimental teachers' prediction accuracy increases as a function of the number of rounds they played; that the anticipations of experimental and control group teachers were not significantly different; that teachers were more accurate predictors of higher IQ than lower IQ retarded students; and that teachers were more accurate in predicting responses for practical rather than academic questions. Seven appendixes include that test used in collecting normative data and two sample games. (CL)
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.
Note: For related documents see ED 100 123 and EC 073 510 and 512