ERIC Number: ED067782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Educational Facilities for Hearing Impaired Children.
Westinghouse Learning Corp., Palo Alto, CA. Davis MacConnell Ralston Div.
Facility specifications for regional planning centers for hearing impaired children are presented which are said to reflect the belief that the development of school facilities should be generated by educational objectives. The proposed regional programs would draw children from a number of counties and local school districts to a centrally located school facility. Educational considerations including characteristics and educational needs of children with hearing impairments, professional staff, evaluation, diagnosis, research, school family relations, learning activities, and organizational factors are discussed briefly. Conceptual plans and facility specifications are given with regard to architectural considerations, instructional learning areas, a children's educational evaluation center, an administration area, a learning resources center, service areas, outdoor areas, and a mobile unit. Components of the instructional learning areas such as large group area, instructional unit area, tutorial area, counseling area, teacher planning area, learning experiences center, and special facilities are discussed and diagramed. Offices, conference areas, research areas, and a professional library are projected and schematized for the evaluation center. Other areas such as the service and outdoor areas are similarly described and illustrated. (GW)
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Authoring Institution: Westinghouse Learning Corp., Palo Alto, CA. Davis MacConnell Ralston Div.