ERIC Number: ED205429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies Materials Adaptations for Visually Handicapped Elementary Students. Final Report.
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
This report describes Project MAVIS (Materials Adaptations for Visually Impaired Students in the Social Studies), a three year project of the Social Science Education Consortium in Boulder, Colorado. The purpose of the project was to adapt social studies curriculum materials for use by visually handicapped students in grades K-6 in both integrated and self-contained classrooms. There are six major sections to the report: introduction; product development, production, and revision; field testing of adapted curriculum materials; field test results; dissemination; and conclusions and recommendations. Appendices comprise about half the document. Project materials were adapted from five sets of commercially available social studies materials. A variety of techniques were used. Student materials were transcribed into braille, large print, and tape recordings. Photographs, drawings, art reproductions, and diagrams were described (eliminating the conventional "Picture: see teacher.") Maps, graphs, and diagrams not easily understood through verbal descriptions were produced in tactile format. All materials were field tested with positive results. The project also developed a series of sourcebooks accompanied by an audiovisual program for the classroom teacher. Project dissemination efforts included training key disseminators in the field of vision from around the country. These key persons then conducted dissemination activities back home. Project staff also conducted dissemination workshops. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.