ERIC Number: ED073609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Project LIFE--Language Improvement to Facilitate Education: A Multimedia Instructional System for the Deaf Child.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Explained are the program development, evaluation, validation, and dissemination procedures of Project LIFE (Language Improvement to Facilitate Education), a series of programed instructional materials for language handicapped children, especially hearing impaired children. Project LIFE is said to employ a series of visual perceptual filmstrips and a thinking activities series to teach the pre-skills necessary for a child to experience success in the language/reading program. The language/reading program is designed to teach vocabulary, sentence structure, and more sophisticated language structures in units focusing on general topical themes (self, animals, food, playthings, activities, clothing, shelter, history, travel, and pollution control). All instructional areas of the LIFE system are said to be accompanied by stated purposes and behavioral objectives, and to provide the conceptual base and framework on which the major pedagogic concepts for subsequent lessons are based. Programed filmstrips in visual perception, thinking activities, and language/reading are identified as the core program components, while supplemental components are said to include software such as story booklets, single concept flash cards, picture dictionaries, transparencies, and teacher guides. It is explained that evaluation and validation data are drawn from 52 field test centers each academic year, and that the program is disseminated by a commercial distributor. (GW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Exceptional Child Education, Films, Filmstrips, Hearing Impairments, Instructional Materials, Language Handicaps, Language Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Program Design, Program Development, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Reading Readiness
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.