ERIC Number: ED218868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Learning for the Handicapped Through the Arts.
Pfeuffer, Doris B.; Kingsley, Ronald F.
The resource guide for Ohio teachers provides information in incorporating arts in the curriculum for handicapped students to enhance learning in all areas and to introduce/extend appreciation of their own and others' artistic expressions. The guide is divided into six sections. Section I addresses creative use of language, music, dance/movement, drama/theater, and visual arts/media; goals of the arts in education; and using arts to meet the needs of severely impaired children. The rationale for the arts in the learning process is presented in section II in terms of development vs. deprivation, a neuropsychological perspective, a socioeducational perspective, and the teacher's perspective. Guidelines for conducting arts activities in the classroom and offered in section III. A fourth section describes a process approach for learning in and through the arts. Section V gives specific suggestions for infusing language arts, drama, visual arts, dance, and music in the curriculum. The final section considers the use of community resources. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mid Eastern Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center, Akron.; Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, Maple Heights, OH.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Note: Financial assistance was also provided by the Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center.