ERIC Number: ED081132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-15
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Harrison Educational Research and Development Center. End of Project Period Evaluation Report ESEA, Title III. FY 1971-1972.
Harrison Educational Research and Development Center, AR.
Evaluated is a 2 year project in Harrison School District 1, Arkansas, funded through Title III, to develop academic and/music based instructional materials in two resource rooms for learning disabled (LD), educationally disadvantaged, and mentally retarded children; and to integrate art and music with social studies in grades 1 through 6. Reported is participation of 68 teachers and 1,527 geographically isolated students the first year, and 315 teachers and 1,836 students the second year. Included with the description of the component involving art and music integration in classrooms and special classes are grade level objectives, information on teacher developed instructional materials, test results, and data on inservice teaching, followup supervision, and materials furnished teachers from a media center. The component dealing with identification of LD children's needs in sensory-motor integration and perceptual motor areas is described, and included are academic and behavioral objectives, examples of anecdotal records kept for children, test results, and descriptions of inservice teacher education. Reported are some of the resulting major changes: retention of one LD resource room (funds were insufficient for two); teacher awareness of personal prejudices toward LD areas which led to deemphasizing instructional materials and emphasizing prescreening tools; LD children's remediation through individualized programs with a resulting average gain of two grade levels in LD areas; and the community's flourishing interest in cultural and educationalactivities as a result of student, teacher, administrator, and parent promotion of art and music programs in the schools. (For related information see EC 052 417). (MC)
Descriptors: Art, Community Role, Elementary School Students, Exceptional Child Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Learning Resources Centers, Mental Retardation, Music, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Special Classes, Teacher Developed Materials
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Authoring Institution: Harrison Educational Research and Development Center, AR.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas