ERIC Number: ED151467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-20
Reference Count: 0
Using the Urban Setting as the Educational Lab.
Pratt, George W.
This brief paper describes an undergraduate course in rehabilitation counseling. Initially students taking the course learned the prescribed material, but they were unaware of what a person with a particular disabling condition looked like, felt like, or how the public treated that person. As a result, the course extended itself to the real world; specifically it used as its lab several urban shopping centers. This learning project and experimental program followed a pre-post test design. After the baseline data was obtained, each student was to "play a specific condition." Some were in wheelchairs, others had their eyes covered with bandages, and some simulated hearing problems. The results indicate that there was a large change on pre to post test measures. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference on Urban Education (3rd, Norfolk, Virginia, November 20, 1977)