ERIC Number: ED297557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Adapting Instructional Materials for Mainstreamed Students. Abstract IX: Research & Resources on Special Education.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Summarized is a report by Jane Burnette titled "Adapting Instructional Materials for Mainstreamed Students," which describes federally sponsored projects to develop publishable supplements and adaptations of popular textbooks for use with mainstreamed handicapped students. The modifications were made to elementary curricula in science and social studies and to secondary school curricula in science, social studies, and mathematics. The eight-step process used by the projects in curriculum adaptation is outlined. The projects created a number of imaginative products to adapt the texts, including computer-based aids and instructional media such as audiocassettes, prereading organizers, framed outlines, study guides, and worksheets. These projects demonstrated that it is possible to develop materials based on widely-used textbooks that: (1) meet student and teacher needs, and (2) produce learning results for mainstreamed students comparable to those produced by the original text for the general student population. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Mainstreaming, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Media Adaptation, Microcomputers, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Student Needs, Textbook Preparation, Textbooks
ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination, Council on Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (free).
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Note: For the original report on which this extended abstract is based, see ED 284 383.