ERIC Number: ED419123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Inclusion in the Technology Education Classroom.
Clark, Craig B.
For several years, Weaver High School (Hartford, Connecticut) has used a grant to fund the services of a consultant to provide information and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Weaver has a program that allows students with multiple disabilities to be part of the school program and all activities. Activities have provided learning experiences that have made students more aware of ADA and how it applies to them all. One activity that has worked well with technology education students is conducting accessibility surveys around the school facility. One example of a problem with simple and inexpensive solutions is a wall phone hung too high that could be lowered or replaced by a desk phone. Teachers stress to students the proper terms and language etiquette to use when talking to or about persons with disabilities. The interdisciplinary connections with activities involving ADA are many. The technology teacher has been actively involved with the social studies and current issues classes, where projects are related to civil rights. The mathematics connection is made in surveys and architectural design work. The technology teacher's work with health and physical education teachers has helped his students be more aware of various physical disabilities. Other success with inclusion has occurred in the art department, health education classes, and physical education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Architecture, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Inclusive Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Mainstreaming, Physical Mobility, Structural Elements (Construction), Technology Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990