ERIC Number: ED197899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Homestead Ecology Experience for Special Education Students and Teachers. The Final Evaluative Report, March 1, 1979 through September 30, 1980.
Efforts by Nassau County, New York educators in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a replicable program for 2,500 special education students and their teachers in a comprehensive outdoor education program are described. Three major components of the project are listed as: (1) active student participation in activity-oriented interdisciplinary Homestead Ecology Program; (2) development and use of multi-media special education/homestead ecology curriculum materials; and (3) in-service training of special education teachers in outdoor education/homestead ecology. The groups served are identified as: emotionally disturbed; learning disabled; deaf/multi-handicapped; trainable mentally retarded; physically handicapped; and neurologically handicapped. Discussions are included on the pilot program which began in the Spring of 1979, and on the student, curriculum, and teacher components of the project itself, which was carried out from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980. Evaluations of the different components indicate that all students benefited from the program, with different groups of students showing growth in different skills. Teachers expressed positive assessments of all components of the program. (JD)
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Multimedia Instruction, Neurological Impairments, Nontraditional Education, Outdoor Education, Physical Disabilities, Skill Development, Special Education, Special Programs, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.
Identifiers: Homestead Ecology Experience; New York
Note: Contains marginal legibility.