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ERIC Number: ED171099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
PROJECT ORPHEUS: Complying with the Education for All Handicapped Children Act at the Orchard School, An Innovative Approach to Utilizing Educational Technology.
Carman, Gary O.; And Others
After a review of Public Law 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and its implications, the author discusses the use of innovative educational technology in the individualized instruction of children with emotional and learning problems at the Orchard School (NY). Focusing on the requirements of an individualized education plan (IEP), the paper defines the IEP, and suggests the use of instructional technology in implementing the IEP. The author explains that the Orchard School is both a residential and community school serving 50 children (ages 7-14 years). The use of PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) is examined, and questions are posed relating to the program's relevancy and practicality. Among findings reported from initial research (to answer the questions) are that parents are enthused. Teachers are cited as having mixed feelings; some feel their jobs are threatened or that "big brother" has arrived, while others see the program as an great asset. (PHR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Orchard School; PLATO
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session P-61)