ERIC Number: ED125614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Lights, Camera, Action: The FEATT Story. The Project for Facilitating Educational Achievement Through Telecommunications. Final Report.
Currie, Robert J.; And Others
The Project for Facilitating Educational Achievement Through Telecommunications (Project FEATT) attempted to demonstrate the efficacy of televised instruction in a home-based early childhood education program for handicapped children. In cooperation with community and medical services, an early childhood education program screened and provided orientation for participants. After creating instructional television programing and providing outreach services for users, the project carried out extensive research on its effectiveness. It was found that television was an effective training procedure for home-based parent training and that parents can learn training strategies for specific development skills for their handicapped child. Also, the most effective means of communicating training strategies to parents of handicapped children was via a combination of televised instruction and accompanying activity guides. (HAB)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Early Childhood Education, Educational Television, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Home Instruction, Motor Development, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Programing (Broadcast), Special Education, Television Curriculum, Training Methods, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Purdue Achievement Center for Children.