ERIC Number: ED285306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Adaptation of Instructional Materials for Use with Mainstreamed Students. Final Report.
Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The report documents a project to adapt and design instructional media and materials of a regular senior high social studies curriculum for use with mainstreamed mildly handicapped students. Supplementary materials were developed and tested at five sites to accompany the world history textbook, "Our Common Heritage." Products included the following: a series of audiocassette tape lessons with accompanying print activity sheets; a print teacher's guide to accompany the text; an electronic gradebook to assist teachers in tracking student progress in meeting textbook objectives; a world history database for teaching concepts, facts, hypothesis testing and other thinking skills; and a guidebook for textbook adaptation. The initial assessment process included a publisher's needs assessment, an author's needs assessment, and instructional needs assessment which indicated needs in such areas as thinking skills, written language skills, interpretation map and globe skills, and time and chronological skills. Among evaluation results derived from teachers were enthusiasm over the audiocassettes, approval of the print materials, interest in the computerized programs but concern about the availability of resources and training. A final section reports on marketing efforts, primarily with the publisher of the textbook. Appendix A is an extensive (16 pages) "Guide to Textbook Adaptation." (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Note: Appendix A of this document is also available separately, EC 200 244.