ERIC Number: ED195057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
National Needs Assessment of Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped. Volume 7, Section IV: Distribution of Special Education Media and Materials.
Vale, Carol A.; And Others
Volume 7 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 questionnaire items concerned with the distribution of special education media and materials. This section of the questionnaire contained items regarding accessibility of various media and materials collections, several logistical questions about the use of these collections, primary borrowing sources, adequacy of these collections, reasons for borrowing, use of collection facilities for activities other than borrowing, general level of dependency upon borrowed materials, and the current and preferred fee structures for use of the various collections. 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. Sample findings for the group of all teachers of the handicapped combined included that 83% of teachers had access to a collection of media and materials at their school site which was used far more frequently than collections located elsewhere. Sample findings for the group of nonteaching personnel included the recommendation that special education media and materials collections be maintained separately from the regular education collection. (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.