ERIC Number: ED177469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Simulated Reading and Learning Disability Cases: Effective Tools for Research and Teacher Education. Research Series No. 29.
Patriarca, Linda; And Others
This report summarizes the theoretic background, rationale, and development of 14 simulated cases useful in comparing the problem-solving behaviors of clinicians as they diagnose the same case under the same conditions and in supplementing field experiences in teacher preparation programs. The first section of the report presents a theoretic structure, the Inquiry Theory, which focuses on the intellectual encounter. The second section explains the reasons that necessitate using simulated cases instead of human subjects. The five-step procedure to evolve a simulated case is outlined in the third section: creation of a research and development team, identification of a human subject exhibiting target difficulties, review and refinement of the case following data collection, categorization and computer coding of all edited information, and final review of the case and recommendations for diagnosis and remediation. The fourth section describes current uses of simulated cases, and the last two sections suggest future uses of simulated cases and dissemination procedures. A list of simulated cases developed in 1977-78 describing general characteristics and present status is included. (AEA)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Educational Research, Laboratory Training, Learning Disabilities, Models, Problem Solving, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulty, Remedial Instruction, Simulation, Teacher Education
The Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($2.30)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.