ERIC Number: ED210866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of North Dakota's Special Education Commerical Curriculum Material: No. 14.
Denton, Drew; Hartman, Donna
Questionnaires completed by 126 instructors of handicapped students in North Dakota were analyzed to examine the use of curriculum materials in special education. Teachers were asked to list at least 10 curriculum materials presently used by the students. Of the 536 materials named, 255 were classified through the use of the Annehurst Curriculum Classification System. Two profiles were created for each material classified: the first describes the material according to learning attribute (experience, intelligence, motivation, emotional/personality, creativity, and social development); and the second according to learning style required to use the material (verbal expression, auditory perception, visual perception, and motor perception). It was concluded that materials in use are low in five of the six learner characteristics, but are more diverse in learning styles. It is suggested that a broader range of use should be made available for teachers experiencing a greater range of abilities within their classrooms. (Tables display data on respondent characteristics, budget information, and material profiles.) A description of the Annehurst Curriculum Classification System is one of three appendixes. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Identifiers: North Dakota
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