ERIC Number: ED284383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Adapting Instructional Materials for Mainstreamed Students: Issue Brief 1.
The report describes the procedures and products of seven materials adaptation projects sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education and discusses ideas and techniques that can be adopted by school districts in their own materials adaptation efforts. Project requirements prescribed that adaptations should result in materials that could be used independently by students, would be adaptable to a variety of disabilities, would be accompanied by supplements (such as manipulatives and games), would have different entry levels, and would provide for evaluation of student progress. The report is organized according to the eight steps of curriculum adaptation used by the projects to develop their adapted materials: (1) develop a learner characteristics profile; (2) determine teachers' instructional needs; (3) analyze textbook and compare with needs of learners and teachers to determine areas requiring modification; (4) determine specific modifications to be made; (5) develop goals and objectives for the adaptations; (6) implement ongoing formative evaluation; (7) select and train teachers for field testing; and (8) produce prototype, evaluate, and revise to develop final product. Appendixes provide descriptions of the seven funded projects and their products and a bibliography. (DB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A product of the ERIC/SEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.