ERIC Number: ED198280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Assisting the Physically Handicapped: An Identification and Development of Apparatus for Laboratory Shops. Phase I.
Bruwelheide, Kenneth L.
A study was conducted to identify and develop instructional aids in the form of physical apparatus that would permit students with physical handicaps and/or limitations to have greater access to laboratory-shop courses in Montana secondary schools. Steps taken in carrying out the study included the following: (1) identifying the physically handicapped population in public school; (2) summarizing legislation pertinent to public education of the handicapped; (3) developing apparatus that will permit physically handicapped students to use selected tools and equipment; (4) developing a set of working drawings of such apparatus; and (5) developing an assessment and implementation model of handicaps and programs for teacher use. Methodology included literature review, testing tools, and designing special apparatus with a group of handicapped students from Montana State University. Recommendations generated by the study include more teacher preservice and inservice education concerning working with handicapped students, testing with a broader range of handicaps, and testing a different or more complex set of tools. Appendixes include lists of tools used in the test and a teacher's guide to handicapped student assessment and apparatus implementation. (KC)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Legislation, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Utilization, Federal Legislation, Hand Tools, Individualized Education Programs, Industrial Arts, Literature Reviews, Machine Tools, Mainstreaming, Metal Working, Mobility Aids, Models, Physical Disabilities, Safety Equipment, School Shops, Secondary Education, Shop Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Woodworking
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Dept. of Agricultural and Industrial Education.