ERIC Number: ED385114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
[Adaptation of Instructional Materials for Use with Mainstreamed Students.] Final Report.
Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
This federally funded report describes the process of developing supplemental instructional materials to accompany a high school social studies text, in order to improve instruction of mainstreamed students with mild disabilities. In producing adapted materials for "Our Common Heritage: A World History," emphasis was placed on identifying the learning needs that are common to students who are mildly mentally retarded, learning disabled, and emotional disturbed. Information is presented on assessments that were undertaken of the needs/conditions necessary for the following parties: the publisher, the author, the targeted learners, and the teachers. Specific language and thinking skills needed by learners and the types of adaptations for each skill area are identified. Five field sites already using the textbook were selected to participate in needs assessment and formative evaluation of the materials. Information is provided on the resulting products: teacher guides, audiocassette tape lessons, an electronic gradebook to track student progress in meeting textbook objectives, and a world history database to assist in teaching. A guide to textbook adaptation is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Emotional Disturbances, High School Students, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Material Development, Media Adaptation, Mild Disabilities, Mild Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Student Needs, Teaching Guides, World History
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.