ERIC Number: ED117911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Needs for Instructional Media and Materials Services for Handicapped Learners: A Summary of Extant Information.
Lange, Robert R.; And Others
A large number of studies were reviewed to assess special education media and materials in terms of content and format, teacher training, information, and distribution needs. Among findings related to content and format were that there was a need for instructional games and other manipulative materials across a variety of handicapping conditions, and that there was generally a high need for materials in language arts. Teachers' training needs were in such areas as child assessment and preparation of learning prescriptions for individual students. Person-to-person contact was found to be the most valued technique for teachers to obtain information about existing materials, and teachers preferred to receive information only about materials immediately available for use in their classrooms. Large numbers of teachers were not prone to use materials not immediately available, and there was some evidence that teachers more often use instructional materials which have been demonstrated in their own classroom or school rather than materials they have not seen demonstrated. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped, Columbus, OH.