ERIC Number: ED195055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
National Needs Assessment of Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped. Volume 5, Section II: General Items About Special Education Media and Materials.
Vale, Carol A.; And Others
Volume 5 of a nine volume report on a national survey (33 states) of the media and materials needs of special education teachers and students presents a statistical analysis of the general questionnaire items about media and materials. Although the questions were not always identical for all respondent populations, they usually included an assessment of the availability and desirability of various types of hardware and equipment, the percentage of teacher made materials used, the factors most influential in selection of media and materials, the accessibility of materials to parents for home use, and the general level of need for various resources to meet the instructional objectives of teachers. The analysis is presented three times for each respondent population, first for the total respondent population and then for two subgroups (public or nonpublic in the case of teachers and supervisors or other special education personnel for the nonteaching respondent group). A demographic description of each respondent group precedes the analysis for that group. The one question about general materials needs which was identical for all respondent subgroups of teachers indicated the following needs expressed most frequently: additional funds to purchase media and materials; additional resources (time, money) to develop own materials; and new/improved parent directed instructional materials for home use. Nonteaching personnel also reported additional funds and resources as their greatest need. (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.