ERIC Number: ED113856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Reinforcement and Education.
Garris, Raymond P.
Using a developmental model, the author explains a hierarchy which describes how a young child learns to respond to various types of environmental stimuli and discusses some educational consequences of a reinforcement stimuli deficit. Development is seen to take place in succession beginning with the primary level, proceeding to the social, symbolic, and abstract levels with each level dependent upon learning to respond to reinforcing stimuli at the previous levels. It is suggested that learning problems such as hyperactivity may be due to the selection of reinforcers at the wrong developmental level. Educators are encouraged to emphasize a student's developmental level of responsiveness to reinforcing stimuli (such as teacher's reaction to child's behavior) as well as eliciting stimuli (such as instructional materials or activities). (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Federation of Learning Disabilities (Second International Scientific Conference, Brussels, Belgium, January 3-7, 1975)