ERIC Number: ED195058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
National Needs Assessment of Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped. Volume 8, Section V: Information About Special Education Media and Materials.
Vale, Carol A.; And Others
Volume 8 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 on information about special education media and materials. This section contained items regarding topics for which information is available and requested, reasons for requesting information, sources of information used, value of those sources, accessibility of information, and a number of questions regarding the use and logistics of several information retrieval systems and methods for delivery information. 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. Among sample findings for the group of all teachers of the handicapped combined included that computerized materials information retrieval systems were the least readily accessible to them and that catalogs and materials reviews were the most accessible. A sample result for the group of nonteacher personnel was that computerized materials information retrieval systems were also the least accessible sources of information (but significantly more accessible for them than for the teachers). (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.