ERIC Number: ED210855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Project C.H.A.N.G.E.: Concepts of Handicaps and Attitudes Need Guidance and Education. Program Manual, Assessment Instruments, Scope and Sequence Chart, [and] Resource File.
Smith, M. Sherry; And Others
The document contains materials needed to implement Project CHANGE (Concepts of Handicaps and Attitudes Need Guidance and Education), a curriculum designed to improve the attitudes of children in Grades K through 8 toward the disabled. Included are the program manual, assessment instruments, the resource file, and a scope and sequence chart. The program manual is divided into four sections: (1) development and purpose of Project CHANGE; (2) descriptions of program materials (including curricula, the media assessment list, the resource file, the teacher training manual, and scope and sequence chart); (3) descriptions of test instruments (teacher tests and student tests); and (4) project results for the 1978-81 period. Among results gathered over the 3 year duration of the project are the following: students enrolled in project classrooms demonstrated significant increases in both knowledge of and attitudes toward handicapped people when compared to control group students; project teachers demonstrated significant increases in knowledge of handicaps compared to control group teachers; and there was no significant difference in attitudes toward handicapped people between project teachers and control group teachers (possibly due to the fact that teachers began the program with very positive attitudes). Among assessment instruments included are the following: "Survey of Disabilities,""Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons,""Primary Skill Attainment List,""Primary Attitude Survey,""Skill Attainment Lists" for Grades 4 through 8, "Intermediate Attitude Survey," and"Junior High Attitude Survey." The resource file provides a compilation of speakers and agencies who represent the disabilities studied in the project and who may be available in the Chicago area. The scope and sequence chart keys Project CHANGE curriculum concepts to Illinois state board of education subject areas. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Curriculum Research, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Peer Acceptance, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Ridgeland Public Schools District 122, 6500 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453 ($38.00 complete kit).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ridgeland Public Schools District 122, Oak Lawn, IL.