ERIC Number: ED122525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Messing aroung with EMR's.
Mansfield, Janet L; Ball, Daniel W.
Eighteen teachers of primary through secondary level educable mentally retarded students participated in an experiment to measure the science skills and concepts achieved through a slightly modified program designed for normal elementary students. Teachers were randomly divided into two experimental groups: the psychomotor group employing such Elementary Science Study (ESS) tasks as primary balancing and mystery powders, or the perceptual group focusing on such ESS units as pattern blocks, mirror-cards, and tracks. Students' science skills of communicating, observing, and inferring were measured on a subtest of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities. Results indicated that except for the intermediate level control group, the experimental groups in all levels made higher scores on all three science skills than a control group. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)