ERIC Number: ED244505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Learning for Handicapped Children. Final Report.
Changar, Jerilynn; And Others
The report summarizes findings and accomplishments of a 3-year project on adaptation of arts curriculum materials for elementary handicapped students. Year 1 focused on identifying and estimating the efficiency and effectiveness of practitioners' judgements regarding the instructional characteristics of materials and the adaptation of those materials to special education classrooms. The data confirmed the belief that "hands-on" activities result in more meaningful learning experiences for the teachers. In Year 2, observation of teachers supported the previous year's finding that participation in actual classroom trials with curriculum materials resulted in greater numbers of and more specific recommendations by teachers than participation in introductory or in-depth work sessions. In the final year, Year 3, handbooks on adaptability of arts curricula were developed, and classroom trials were conducted in classrooms of students with orthopedic and multiple handicaps. Among findings were that a team approach in the classroom appeared to have a multiplier effect on adaptations and that single adaptations seemed appropriate for many kinds of students. Appended are sample agendas for teacher workshops and examples of project products. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.