ERIC Number: ED450537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Foundations of Education, Volume II: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments. Second Edition.
Koenig, Alan J., Ed.; Holbrook, M. Cay, Ed.
This text, one of two on the instruction of students with visual impairments, focuses on instructional strategies. The following 21 chapters are included: (1) "Creating and Nurturing Effective Educational Teams" (Irene Topor and others); (2) "Comprehensive Assessment" (Toni Heinze); (3) "Ongoing Assessments: Informal Techniques" (Carol Layton); (4) "Specialized Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments" (Alan Koenig and others); (5) "Basic Techniques for Modifying Instruction" (M. Cay Holbrook and Alan Koenig); (6) "Planning Instruction in Unique Skills" (Alan Koenig and M. Cay Holbrook); (7) "Early Childhood" (Virginia Bishop); (8) "Literacy Skills" (Alan Koenig and M. Cay Holbrook); (9) "Social Studies and Science" (David Ross and Margaret Robinson); (10) "Mathematics" (Gaylen Kapperman and others); (11) "Arts Education" (Donna McNear); (12) "Physical Education and Health" (Carol Farrenkopf and Duncan McGregor); (13) "Visual Efficiency" (Anne Corn and others); (14) "Assistive Technology" (Gaylen Kapperman and Jodi Sticken); (15) "Orientation and Mobility" (Nora Griffin-Shirley and others); (16) "Independent Living Skills" (Pat Kelley and Pat Smith); (17) "Social Skills" (Sharon Sacks and Rosanne Silberman); (18) "Recreation and Leisure Skills" (Duncan McGregor and Carol Farrenkopf); (19) "Career Education" (Caren Wolffe); (20) "Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities" (Jane Erin); and (21) "Presenting Information to the General Public" (M. Cay Holbrook and others). Six appendices include: federal policy guidelines on educating blind and visually impaired students; "The Core Curriculum for Blind and Visually Impaired Students, Including Those with Additional Disabilities" (Philip Hatlen); "The Role and Function of the Teacher of Students with Visual Handicaps" (Susan Spungin and Kay Ferrell); "Expansion of the Role of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments: Providing for Students Who Also Have Severe/Multiple Disabilities" (Rosanne Silberman and Sharon Sacks); standards for entry into professional practice; and a statement of knowledge and skills for all beginning special education teachers of students with visual impairments. A glossary and lists of key readings, resources, and sources is attached. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Partial Vision, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Visually Impaired Mobility
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Note: For Volume I, see EC 308 294.