ERIC Number: ED081133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Harrison Educational Research and Development Center. End of Project Period Report ESEA, Title III. FY 1971-1972.
Williams, Clarence R.
The final report of the 2 year project (1971-1972) in Harrison School District 1, Arkansas, funded through Title III, to integrate art and music programs in elementary schools and special classes, and to establish two resource rooms for developing academic and art/music oriented instructional materials for learning disabled (LD), educationally disadvantaged, and educable mentally retarded (EMR) children is presented. The target population is described as consisting of students, grades 1 through 6; EMR students, grades 1 through 9; and LD students, totalling 2,148 rural students served by 312 teachers. Included are program goals and objectives, for the art and music component; and results which show gains on tests, and also that children receiving instruction in art and music programs develop a positive attitude toward self and classroom learning whereas children without the art and music exhibit behaviors indicating boredom and negative attitudes. Given are goals and objectives for the special education component, which involved 15 LD students who achieved an average gain of two grade levels in the resource rooms. Also included is data on five inservice teacher education workshops. Some of the major results reported are retention of one resource room; a teacher initiated individualized instruction classroom program to supplant the discontinued resource room; increased teacher awareness of LD areas; and community action to support cultural and educational programs. Appended are 24 sample documents, such as tests to identify LD children, a check list for screening LD students, surveys of artists and composers, and a music achievement test. (For related information see EC 052 416). (MC)
Descriptors: Art, Community Role, Elementary School Students, Evaluation Criteria, Exceptional Child Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Learning Resources Centers, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Music, Program Descriptions, 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