ERIC Number: ED126663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Teacher Use of Instructional Materials and Other Matters Related to Special Education IMC/LRC Collections. Theoretical Paper No. 59.
Presented is the report of a study -- involving 1150 special education teachers and 25 instructional materials centers (IMCs) and learning resource centers (LRCs) -- to investigate the needs for, uses of, and priorities for instructional materials for teaching handicapped children. Listed are three methods of data collection: the use of materials evaluation cards, teacher interviews, and on-site evaluations of IMCs and LRCs. Results are outlined under the following seven areas: the extent to which teachers of the handicapped use the instructional materials available to them via special education IMCs and LRCs; the materials, by name, which are most frequently used by teachers of the handicapped; the extent of use of instructional materials by subject area; the extent of use of instructional materials by handicapping condition; the ways teachers regard the materials available at the IMCs/LRCs; factors which influence teachers' use of IMC/LRC materials; and factors which relate to and/or influence the purchase of instructional materials. Appendixes (which make up more than half of the document) include a research paper on an alternative method of measuring and reporting teachers' responses to the instructional materials they use; a sample questionnaire for obtaining client perceptions of LRC services; and a blank table for entering information on the availability, accessibility, use, and condition of IMC/LRC items. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.