The impact of computer-mediated technology on student preparation for inclusion was explored. Regular education students (36 males, 36 females) were assigned to one of three conditions: control, teacher instruction, and computer instruction. Following the respective treatments, two instruments, the Knowledge scale and the Social Distance Scale (Hazzard, Brightman, Baker, & Ambrose, 1981), were administered to assess any differences on knowledge of, and attitude towards children with mental retardation. Results indicated a significant interaction between condition and gender. Males in the computer instruction group out-performed males in the control and teacher instruction groups with respect to basic knowledge about children with special needs. There were no such differences for female students.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Biochemistry