ERIC Number: ED249956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Affective Television in the Special Education Environment: The Use of "Inside/Out" with Learning Disabled and Emotionally Handicapped Boys. Research Report 66.
A model affective education program was conducted for 109 boys, aged 7 to 15, with special education needs and social and emotional difficulties. Ten programs from the "Inside/Out" series were used at twice a week showings for five weeks and discussions followed each presentation. The program was designed to increase children's ability to cope with problematic situations, develop greater confidence in their social abilities, and increase their willingness to devote their energies to academic learning. Evaluation consisted of a pre-test, post-test, and a follow-up. Data were collected from the children and their peers, teachers, classroom aides, and child care counselors. Considerable evidence was found for the effectiveness and usefulness of the project as the experimental children showed improved self-confidence, greater faith in their ability to influence the outcome of situations in which they were involved, and better emotional control. Their peers rated them as more popular and more sociable. After two months, gains in emotional control, social approach behavior, and personality functioning had been maintained, and benefits had spread to both in-school learning behavior and out-of-school social behavior. (LMM)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Prosocial Behavior, Social Adjustment, Special Education
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.