ERIC Number: ED098774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Zoo Project for Handicapped Children: Language Development Through Animal Utilization. Final Project Report.
San Diego Unified School District, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Planning and Development.
The report examines the 1972-73 dissemination program of San Diego's Zoo Project for Handicapped Children which was designed to stimulate language arts improvement in mentally or educationally handicapped students by using animals at the zoo site and in schools. The following program objectives are identified: to encourage and the adoption/adaptation of the zoo project in a minimum of 10 other California districts or schools; to create an awareness about the project among 100 school districts in the state; to operate a model demonstration program; to conduct staff training seminars; to provide technical assistance for implementation; and to evaluate the diffusion process for effectiveness. The report contains statistical data on such program features as staff development and project products; and a program narrative report which focuses on such elements as needs assessment procedures, personnel and organizational details, instructional equipment and materials, budget, and evaluation findings. The evaluation is said to show that project activities included 18 teacher training workshops for 552 people and visits from 185 people to the model demonstration program. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego Unified School District, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Planning and Development.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III