ERIC Number: ED195051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-15
Reference Count: N/A
National Needs Assessment of Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped, Spring 1978. Statistical Report. Volume 1, Introduction to Users' Guide; Section I: Media and Materials Priority Needs--1. Blind/Visually Impaired, 2. Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
Vale, Carol A.; And Others
Volume 2 of the nine volume report on instructional material and media needs of special education teachers and students presents an introduction and users' guide to the series as well as the specific findings of the study on the instructional material and media needs of those teachers and students in the areas of the visually and hearing impaired. The introduction outlines the format of the questionnaires (six versions were distributed according to handicap categories), the purposes and uses of the data, and the distribution plan in each of the participating states. The users' guide details the organization of the report. A demographic description of teacher respondents is given for both teachers of the visually impaired and teachers of the hearing impaired. A statistical analysis of the media and materials needs of both groups of teachers is provided at both the cluster and area curriculum levels. Demographic characteristics and needs of public and nonpublic/institutional school teachers are differentiated. Student characteristics for both groups are analyzed and media and material needs for student subgroups are classified by chronological age levels and ability levels. The top three priorities of teachers of the visually impaired for material development at the cluster level were in the social development, language, and perceptual/motor curriculum domains. The top three priorities of teachers of the hearing impaired for material development at the cluster curriculum level were in reading, social development, and cognitive development. (PHR/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Berkeley, CA.