ERIC Number: EJ1048481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Puppet Shows on Attitudes toward and Knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities
Dunst, Carl J.
Exceptional Children, v80 n2 p136-148 Jan 2014
Findings from a meta-analysis of 26 studies investigating the effects of either the "Kids on the Block" or "Count Me In" puppet shows on changes in elementary students' attitudes toward and knowledge of individuals with disabilities are reported. The studies included 5,302 intervention group participants and 2,642 comparison group participants. Results indicated that the puppet shows had small to medium effects on changes in the participants' attitudes and knowledge, and that the sizes of effect were moderated by a number of intervention- and nonintervention-related variables. Both the strengths and limitations of the meta-analysis are described as well as are the implications for practice.
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Puppetry, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Intervention, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Effect Size, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Predictor Variables, Outcome Measures, Cohort Analysis, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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