ERIC Number: ED181712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Television-Mediated Education for the Visually Impaired: A Longitudinal Investigation.
Bikson, Thomas H.; And Others
Interactive closed circuit classroom television systems were installed in two special education classrooms to evaluate their impact on learning experiences of severely visually impaired elementary students. During a 3 year experimental period data were collected from approximately 14 students measuring achievement, visual motor integration, visual memory, and relevant social psychological dimensions (self esteem, social distance from students and teachers, and attachment to peers). Outcomes were examined within and between Ss in analyses assessing extent and pattern of change over time. Results indicated significant improvements across measurement areas. Achievement scores approximated grade normal by the final year, suggesting that the experimental system provided educational opportunities comparable to those experienced by the fully sighted. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.