ERIC Number: ED399723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
A Futures Agenda: Proceedings of a Working Conference on Science for Persons with Disabilities (Kansas City, Missouri, March 30-31, 1993).
Stefanich, Greg P.; Egelston-Dodd, Judy, Ed.
This book includes four papers presented at a conference on teaching science to students with disabilities. The first paper, "Science Education for Motor/Orthopedically-Impaired Students" (E. C. Keller, Jr.), covers: (1) categories of motor/orthopedic-impairments, (2) life function assessment, (3) formal and informal science teaching methods and experiences for students with disabilities, and (4) past work on science education for students with disabilities. The second paper, "Science Education for Students with Disabilities: The Visually-Impaired Student in Chemistry" (H. David Wohlers), addresses challenges that students with blindness face, based on personal experience in acquiring a doctoral degree in chemistry and working as a chemistry professor. Challenges include attitude barriers, laboratory safety, access to theoretical and experimental data graphics, and adaptations of computers and lab equipment. The third paper, "Learning Disabilities" (Helenmarie Hofman), discusses: general education settings for students with learning disabilities; science education opportunities for such children; and strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. The fourth paper, "Science for Deaf Students: Looking into the Next Millennium" (Harry G. Lang), provides recommendations on: 1) teacher training, (2) science materials, (3) scientific societies, (4) professional collaboration, and (5) involvement in national science standards efforts. Critical responses follow each paper. Appendices provide a summary of the recommendations of the conference working groups, a list of conference participants, and conference evaluation information. Each paper contains references. (CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Chemistry, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Professional Development, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ. Affiliated Rural Inst., Missoula.; Montana State Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Helena.
Note: For the 1994 conference proceedings, see EC 305 055.