ERIC Number: ED201073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project I CAN: Instructional Material Adaptation and Mediated Training Program. Final Report, September 1, 1977 through August 31, 1978.
Wessel, J. A.; And Others
The final report reviews the first year of a project to adapt, for severely handicapped individuals, physical and leisure education materials developed by the I CAN Project for trainable retarded student populations; and to develop a training program in use of the materials for teacher consultants and teachers of the severely handicapped. Evaluation instruments were designed to gather data primarily for the ongoing modification and development of effective prototype instructional materials based on the learning characteristics of severely handicapped students. Materials were field tested with 12 teachers who taught a total of 61 severely handicapped students from 4 to 25 years of age. Prototype teacher training materials were developed which included a 16mm film and 75 visuals (overheads) coded to the six Leadership Training modules. Major results of the study's first year included identifying student characteristics which have strong implications for all instruction, producing a prototype program in physical and leisure education tailored to the severely handicapped student, and validating the program through field testing. Other results included proving the effectiveness of the prototype teacher training materials and systematic dissemination of project efforts. Central to the formative evaluation process was a system for collecting feedback and translating it into recommendations for modifying the instructional materials and the inservice training program. Part I of the report contains the project description while Part II consists of the formative evaluation adaptation report. Extensive appendixes to both parts include such items as the I CAN materials feedback form, forms for recording student data concerning performance objectives, the script of the film, and topical titles of the overheads developed for the project. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.