ERIC Number: ED229575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-2
Reference Count: N/A
Project Access: ABE & GED Instruction and Testing for Sight and Muscular Handicapped Persons. (A 310 Project, 7-1-81 to 6-30-82).
Project Access was developed to provide Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) classes for visually and muscularly impaired adults in a totally accessible and supportive environment. Existing instructional materials were adapted to several formats, e.g., large print, cassette tape, and Braille; instruction was limited to small groups; and GED testing was administered at the class site. Thirteen students were enrolled. Nine were tested and placed in the GED component and four in the ABE component. Some conclusions reached were that no need exists to develop original materials, since existing materials can be converted to different forms; small group instruction with special provision for working with students individually is most feasible; listening skills and familiarity with tape recorders are of paramount importance to programs for the visually handicapped; and transportation should be provided to enable more individuals to reach the class location. (Appendixes include reference data, a questionnaire, and samples of the large print and Braille versions of the GED examination.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Div. of Adult Education.