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ERIC Number: ED131277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Special Needs Students in Regular Home Economics Programs: 1976 Survey of Selected Minnesota Secondary Teachers. Report of a Study.
Whiteford, Emma B.
As Phase I of a Minnesota home economics curriculum improvement project, a study was conducted to determine the number of special needs students who were programmed into regular home economics classes in the State of Minnesota in 1976 and the extent to which secondary home economics teachers identified them and made provision for their needs. A questionnaire was sent to a stratified sample of 364 secondary teachers, and 298 responses were received. Of these, 260 or 71.4%, sent data which was analyzed systematically; free response was summarized from all of the 298 returns, which represent 81.9% of the sample population of Minnesota home economics teachers. The results provide information for use in teacher-training programs as increasing numbers of students are "mainstreamed" into regular programs instead of being provided for in segregated programs. A detailed description of the methodology, summary of major findings, and a selected reference list are included. Appendixes include the questionnaire used to survey home economics teachers, a list of modifications in home economics and/or space and equipment reported by the teachers, and lists of concerns of the teachers relative to special needs students in home economics classrooms. (Author/WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Div. of Home Economics Education.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota