ERIC Number: ED285319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Administrative Guidelines for the Implementation of Technology in Special Education.
White, Linda Rice
Targeted at special education administrators who are involved in making decisions regarding the use of microcomputers in instructional programs for handicapped students, this document offers guidelines which synthesize relevant data on computer technology in special education and provide a framework for implementing classroom use of the microcomputer. Thirteen guidelines are presented in the sequential order in which critical issues should be reviewed in the context of an implementation plan, with the first three being of a general nature, creating a framework for incorporating the others. The guidelines are: (1) initial planning; (2) preparing for the computer's integration into the curriculum; (3) developing a comprehensive implementation plan; (4) reviewing software issues; (5) reviewing assistive device issues; (6) reviewing hardware issues; (7) providing the personnel to deliver the plan; (8) preparing staff to implement the plan; (9) assuring the plan's inclusion in the school system's operating plan; (10) evaluating implementation effectiveness and making adjustments; (11) sharing implementation resources and progress within the school system; (12) staying current with technological trends and research outside the school system; (13) encouraging active participation. Major recommendations are identified at the beginning of each section, followed by a detailed narrative. A summary, list of national resources, and suggested readings conclude the document. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers, Courseware, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Microcomputers, Program Implementation, Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20091 ($11.70, $9.95 member price; Stock No. 319).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.