ERIC Number: ED229962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Project Interdependence.
Apolloni, Tony; And Others
Thirty-six high school students with disabilities and 39 without participated in a 1 week wilderness experience designed to provide opportunities for interaction and cooperation among students. School and community based activities were sponsored after the project to carry over positive effects of the experience. Pre- and posttests on the Tennessee Self Concept Scale and the Peer Attitudes Toward the Handicapped (PATH) scale were completed along with sociograms and student interviews and questionnaires. Comparison of project participants with control Ss revealed that participation in this project resulted in increased positive attitudes toward students with disabilities, immediately after the program and 6 months later. Participants with disabilities showed significant positive improvement in attitudes, self concept, and friendship patterns. Participants without disabilities showed significant increases in choosing disabled peers as friends. Subjective impressions of project participants and their parents were favorable as well. Extensive appendixes include sample questionnaires and tables of performance data. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Park, CA. California Inst. of Human Services.