ERIC Number: ED205507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
What's the Difference? Teaching Positive Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities.
Barnes, Ellen; And Others
The general theme of this book is developing positive attitudes toward persons with disabilities. It is designed for use by elementary teachers working in a mainstreamed setting. Classroom activities are described which relate to each of the following disabilities: mental retardation, emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, health impairments, and motor, visual, speech, and hearing impairments. Many of the curriculum ideas are relevant to more than one disability. Experiences are designed which can be used within different parts of the daily classroom schedule and subject requirements--reading and writing, group experiences, social studies, science and math, the arts, recess, and field trips. Each activity is coded according to relevant disabilities and classroom events. Background information is included about a range on disabilities, and a section of resources, including books, periodical literature, multimedia materials, and organizations having more information is provided. (CJ)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Class Activities, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Humanistic Education, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Negative Attitudes, Physical Disabilities, Positive Reinforcement, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
Human Policy Press, P.O. Box 127 University Station, Syracuse, NY 13210 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
Note: Also prepared through the American Institutes for Research.