ERIC Number: ED230435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Field Application of Ecological Principles for Physically Handicapped High School Students. Final Report.
Peterson, Bruce; Sullivan, Mary Jane
A residential instructional program was developed which provided two 2-week institutes for handicapped students during the summer of 1982. Recognizing that most of these students are mainstreamed and do not take science laboratory courses, the program focused heavily on the outdoor laboratory setting at an environmental center. In addition, mindful of the attitudinal, informational, and communicative barriers experiences by these youngsters, a curriculum was chosen which minimized these barriers as much as could be practicable. The program was designed to give students optimal exposure to concrete examples of theory while minimizing the amount of time spent in lecture and textbook study. This document discusses: (1) program philosophy/objectives, participant selection, and instructional staff/counselor training; (2) the curriculum and specialized adaptations; (3) the recreational program; (4) evaluation (including pre-/post-test and student/staff evaluation); (5) assessment of outcomes; and (6) dissemination efforts. Provided in the curriculum section are lecture/film outlines, abstracts of environmental/ecological activities used, with complete copies of selected activities (including grade level(s), goals, concepts/skills fostered, behavioral objectives, background information, and instructional strategies). Supporting documentation (including pre/post tests, staff evaluation forms, and handouts distributed at inservice workshops) is included in appendixes. Evaluation results indicate that the program was successful in meeting its objectives. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.