ERIC Number: ED207287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Modification of Students' Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons.
Lipsky, Dorothy Kerzner
Simulation and audiovisual methods of modifying attitudes of 95 nondisabled elementary students toward the disabled were evaluated. The simulation group wore black eye coverings and performed tactile tasks, while the video-audio group observed a presentation entitled How Do You Feel About People with Disabilities? Analysis of pre- and posttest measures of attitudes and anxiety indicated that the simulation procedure was more effective in producing positive attitude change and in reducing anxiety. The video-audio treatment actually produced a negative attitude change. It is suggested that the approach may have reinforced Ss' previous fear responses. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).