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Jacobs, John F. – 1970
The use of operant techniques in the classroom, especially with slow learners, was investigated, and several types of reinforcement were compared. Subjects were 129 fourth graders enrolled in a middle school in a disadvantaged rural Florida community. The subjects were stratified by race, sex, and homeroom and were randomly assigned to one of five…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavioral Science Research, Classroom Techniques, Group Instruction
Jacobs, John F. – 1970
A sociometric evaluation, conducted in Idylwild Elementary School, Gainesville, Florida, examined acceptance by one's childhood peers in social and academic situations. A 20 percent stratified random sample of the 402 students was designated the experimental group, with the rest serving as controls. Teachers were told that experimental group…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Peer Acceptance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Influence
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Jacobs, John F. – Journal of Experimental Education, 1974
Using 130 rural, culturally deprived slow learning children, group operant and individual operant techniques were compared in classrooms of normal size. (Editor)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Operant Conditioning, Research Methodology, Slow Learners
Jacobs, John F.; Jacobs, Jacqueline E. – 1983
The bibliography lists 159 references thought to be historically important publications in special education. The list was compiled from surveys completed by over 400 prominent special educators. Citations, which span the years 1688 to 1965, are presented alphabetically by author's last name and include information on title, source, date, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Special Education
Jacobs, John F.; Cunningham, Myron A. – J Spec Educ, 1969
Descriptors: Creativity, Exceptional Child Research, Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence
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Jacobs, John F.; Alper, Arthur E. – Mental Retardation, 1970
Support presented for the hypothesis that differences in IQ are related to month and season of birth. (RD)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Intelligence, Intelligence Quotient, Mental Retardation
Jacobs, John F.; Pierce, Marnell L. – Elementary English, 1966
This study attempted to determine whether or not there is a relationship between creativity, or divergent thinking, and bilingualism in fifth- and sixth-grade Florida students (20 monolingual Americans, 16 Greek-Americans, 17 Spanish-Americans, and 18 Czech-Americans). To assess the degree of bilingualism, the "Adapted Hoffman Bilingual Schedule"…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Creativity, Creativity Research
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Jacobs, John F.; DeGraaf, Carl A. – Exceptional Children, 1973
Descriptors: Blacks, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Examiners
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Somervill, Mary Ann; Jacobs, John F. – Negro Educational Review, 1972
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Black Students, Dialect Studies, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Vernetti, Carol Jean; Jacobs, John F. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1972
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Children, Exceptional Child Research
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Jacobs, Jacqueline E.; Jacobs, John F. – Exceptional Children, 1984
Twenty university department chairpersons/program directors participated in a two-hour training session on section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicaps. Ss showed significant pre-post treatment increases in knowledge of the law compared to control Ss. (CL)
Descriptors: College Administration, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Higher Education
Jacobs, John F.; DeGraaf, Carl A. – 1972
A research study is reported which investigated the influence of the variables of race (examiner and child race) and expectancy (high and low) upon the scoring of individual IQ tests. Video tapes of two children (one black, one white, 10 years old, in the 85 to 95 IQ range) being administered the Wischler Intelligence Scale for Children were shown…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Bias, Blacks, Cultural Influences
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Jacobs, John F.; DeGraaf, Carl A. – Integrated Education, 1973
Reports a study which investigated the influence of the variables of race (examiner and child race) and expectancy (high and low expectancy) upon the scoring of individual IQ tests. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Examiners, Intelligence Tests, Psychological Testing