ERIC Number: ED192471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Student Assistants on the Implementation of Individual Education Programs. Final Report.
Sherbenou, Rita J.; McGuigan, Corrine A.
Two research studies (the first involving five mildly mentally handicapped kindergarteners, the second, twelve elementary aged handicapped children) were conducted to examine the effects of peer teachers on the implementation of individual education programs and to determine whether the skills learned in one educational setting would generalize to a second educational setting. Ss in Study Series I were mainstreamed into the regular classroom and taught letter recognition by kindergarten children from the peer group. Results indicated that handicapped children could make significant progress when given additional help from peer teachers utilizing the instructional implementation plans. Further, it was concluded that the skills learned in the regular class setting generalized to the special class setting. Twelve case studies in Study Series II were used to examine teacher-to-student instruction versus student-to-student instruction in the regular classroom. The results indicated no consistent or definitive differences between teacher and student instruction on either correct or error responses. Graphic illustrations present statistical data from the studies. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow.
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