ERIC Number: ED184290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to the Training of Intelligence in the Retarded.
Sternberg, Robert J.
The article reviews the cognitive behavioral approaches to the training of intelligence in the mentally retarded. A proposed structure of intelligent behavior is presented that serves as the basis for classifying the intended foci of the various training programs. Selected training programs are reviewed in terms of this classification. The training programs described tend to concentrate on executive or metacomponential functions; on components of acquisition, retention, and transfer; or on components of performance in tasks requiring intelligent behavior. Consideration is given to the roles structural and motivational variables should serve in programs of training. Conclusions are drawn regarding the present and potential success of programs for training intellectual skills in the retarded. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: Cognitive Development Series. Technical Report 6.