ERIC Number: ED244484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation and Comparison: Social Learning Curriculum and Instrumental Enrichment. Final Report.
Hall, Jane Nelson
Two methodologies, quantitative and qualitative, were used in this study designed to evaluate the Social Learning Curriculum and compare its effects with Instrumental Enrichment. The quantitative portion included examination of pretest-posttest performance of 143 mildly handicapped children on six measures and a social knowledge assessment developed by researchers. A quasi-experimental design was employed for the quantitative section in which data were analyzed with the analysis of covariance. Significant differences favoring experimental children were found on the Matching Familiar Figures Test and the General Information Subtest of the Peabody Individual Achievement Test. Qualitative data were collected with modified participant observation and interview techniques. Strong support was found for the research expectation that children taught with the Social Learning Curriculum would develop the ability to think critically; qualified support was found for the other three research expectations regarding the development of the ability to act independently, to comprehend the extrinsic value of schooling, and to develop more positive attitudes toward school. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.