ERIC Number: ED084853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Instructional Media and the Handicapped.
Lance, Wayne D.
Recent developments in the deisgn, application and evaluation of instructional materials and media for the handicapped are reviewed. The first section of the paper stresses the need for personalized education which meets individual needs through the matching of instructional programs to sets of learner variables and through delivery by a medium appropriate to specific learners. Following this, significant curricular adaptions and classroom applications for five types of handicapped learners are summarized and current progress in the assessment of needs and in the development and evaluation of materials is cited. Advances in media utilization in teacher training programs are described and seven major delivery systems are outlined. Main conclusions reached include the following: 1) instructional technology has much to contribute to the personalization of instruction; 2) considerable progress has been made in the development, evaluation and utilization of media and materials; and 3) the developing delivery systems contain within their present elements the seeds of a network capable of providing each handicapped learner the resources necessary to insure him a successful educational experience. A substantial bibliography with 341 citations to documents dealing with instructional media and the handicapped is appended to the report. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Academically Handicapped, Blindness, Deafness, Disabilities, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Exceptional Persons, Handicapped Children, Handicapped Students, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Special Education, State of the Art Reviews, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Media and Technology.