ERIC Number: ED056426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teacher's Perceived Instructional Needs in the Northwest Region.
Lilly, M. Stephen; Kelleher, John
A survey was conducted to determine teachers' perceived needs in direct instruction and related professional activities and to determine teachers' familiarity with 14 sets of instructional materials, which were said to represent materials available through Special Education Instructional Materials Centers (SEIMC). Data indicated consistency of findings across states, teaching categories, and teaching levels. It was found that in general, teachers' major problems centered in direct instruction, not pupil characteristics, professional relationships, classroom arrangement and management, or psychological information. Curricular areas of greatest difficulty were said to be social studies, language arts, seatwork, and science. Data indicated that teachers consistently had problems finding instructional materials and student activities. It was also found that special education teachers knew only three of the 14 materials presented: Peabody Language Development Kits, Frostig Program for Development of Visual Perception, and Readers' Digest Skill Builders. Regular teachers knew only of the Readers' Digest Skill Builders. Teacher needs for audio-visual materials seemed to have been met. Implications from the study centered on the SEIMC's need to educate and familiarize teachers with the broad range of instructional materials available in the centers. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Northwest Regional Special Education Instructional Materials Center.