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ERIC Number: ED342159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-31
Pages: 194
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Integration of Technology for Instructing Handicapped Children (Middle School Level). Final Report of Phase I.
Zorfass, Judith; And Others
This final report documents Phase I of a federally funded, naturalistic study of how middle schools can integrate technology into mainstream instruction for mildly handicapped students. Phase I of the study, carried out from October 1986 through September 1989, examined teacher practices that create successful, computer-supported learning experiences for special needs students, and examined the larger school and organizational context that sustains those teacher practices. A total of 23 administrators and 25 teachers from 4 middle schools participated in the 3-year study. Phase II will involve the development and field testing of a school-based intervention to enhance technology use. The report provides an overview of Phases I and II, a description of Phase I research methods and results, a model for a school-based approach to technology integration, and a description of the Phase II technical method. Sixteen study findings are organized into the categories of teacher knowledge and practice, technology resources, teacher development, collaboration and communication, and school-based facilitation. The technology integration model includes the following key elements: a technology integration facilitator, a technology support team, a trainer, teacher dyads, a module-based teacher development program, and school-based facilitation workshops. (Includes approximately 90 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For Phase II Final Report, see EC 300 919.