ERIC Number: ED285307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Textbook Adaptation. Final Report. Appendix A.
Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Developed as part of a project to adapt a high school world history text for use with mainstreamed mildly handicapped students, this guide does not focus on any particular age group or content area. After an introductory section explaining the project's background, a rationale for textbook adaptation is offered followed by a description of the process approach to adapting textbooks. Next five steps in the design, development, and evaluation of materials are briefly explained: (1) identifying needs, (2) adapting materials, (3) reviewing materials, (4) implementing curriculum adaptations, and (5) evaluating materials. Also identified are student learning needs that can be addressed with adaptive materials and strategies (e.g., simplified vocabulary, repetition, focused attention, reinforced concepts, slower program pacing, positive reinforcements, and sequenced learning tasks). A chart compares adaptation characteristics of teacher and student materials with examples and explanations of needs served. Types of textbook adaptation materials are discussed including audiocassettes, computer software, print supplements, and other media. A chart of computer software capabilities compares learner characteristics, instructional adaptations, and computer software capabilities. (DB)
Publication Type: 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: For the complete final report, see EC 200 243.