Melanie Bair

Author Credentials

Sister Melanie Bair, O.S.F.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Sheila Haskett, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Religious education; Children with mental disabilities--Education


The teacher may be a crucial variable in establishing pupil response patterns. Therefore the study under consideration attempts to explore the effects of the teacher's efforts to elicit from educable mentally retarded (EMR) children responses to higher level questioning required for their growing ability to do religious thinking. Through her application of seven weeks of carefully planned questions, the writer sought to answer the following questions: 1. Does planned questioning elicit higher level response with EMRs? 2. Can the child's level of cognitive functioning be modified by teacher technique? 3. Which level of response is most readily modified by planned questioning? Since the present investigation was a sub-study of a project on the use of film and its effects on EMRs the writer also attempted to consider the following question: 1. Does the use of instructional film exert an influence on the level of response for EMRs in an instructional period?


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