ERIC Number: ED133978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Programmatic Research to Design and Develop Improved Instructional Technology for Handicapped Children. Final Report.
Schiefelbusch, Richard L.; Lent, James R.
Presented is the final report for Project MORE (Mediated Operational Research for Education), a program to create a full-scale operational system for developing product prototypes (methods and materials packages) for teaching personal appearance and hygiene skills to the trainable mentally retarded child. Reviewed in part I is the history of the Mimosa project, a demonstration program for intensive training of institutionalized mentally retarded girls (6-21 years old), which served as an underlying basis for Project MORE. The project's objectives are discussed in part II in terms of four interrelated functions: design of educational materials, development of programs to design and test materials, mediation through continuous professional service to research personnel, and dissemination of the products produced through research. Outlined in part III are the procedures used which led to the validation of 17 programs and five Project More products. Discussed individually in a final section are program results which include development of daily living skill programs which are available to the public; workshops designed to teach trainers how to use specific Project MORE materials and to acquaint them with behavior modification; and publication of articles, books, and book chapters on various subjects. Also provided are appendixes with a narrative description of the implementation lattice, field test data, and vita of persons mentioned. Figures appear throughout the document and include a teaching strategy diagram, daily cost accounting form, and a table on the percentage of research staff time spent on activities. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Bureau of Child Research.; Parsons State Hospital and Training Center, KS.
Note: Project MORE (Mediated Operational Research for Education); For related information, see ED 131 609-611; Charts in appendices may be marginally legible due to small size of type