ERIC Number: ED177839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Integration of Vision Impaired Students and Hearing Impaired Students in Regular Classrooms: A Report of Research.
Hoben, Mollie; And Others
The report presents results of the first year of a Minneapolis Project, RIM (Reducing Isolation in the Mainstream), whose goals are: to expand and refine knowledge of the variables critical to personal and social growth of sensorially handicapped children in the mainstream, and to use this knowledge to provide appropriate support services for the social and personal development of mainstreamed handicapped children. During the first year RIM undertook five information gathering activities: (1) demographic description of the students, (2) observation of interaction between sensorially impaired students and nonimpaired peers, (3) teacher surveys to assess interaction patterns of a sample of sensorially impaired students, (4) self concept measurements from samples of both impaired and nonimpaired students, and (5) in depth interviews with 162 students. The project developed the Interaction Observation Schedule, the RIM Interview, and the Teacher Questionnaire and additionally utilized the Piers Harris Self Concept Scale for Children. Results to date have produced a description of 315 mainstreamed, sensorially impaired students, and indication of some program need areas. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hennepin Technical Centers, Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis); Project RIM
Note: RIM: Reducing Isolation in the Mainstream Title IV-C