Date Approved

5-4-1998

Embargo Period

8-10-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Willett, Holly G.

Subject(s)

Educational technology; Learning disabled--New Jersey--Gloucester County; School librarians--New Jersey--Gloucester County

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The purpose of this survey was to assess the familiarity of Gloucester County high school librarians, child study team members, and special education teachers about different types of adaptive technologies. Two hundred twenty-one surveys were sent to the 13 school districts in Gloucester County. Eighty-four participants responded. The largest response was from librarians. Results indicated that all three groups were more unfamiliar than familiar with the technology on the survey. Librarians were the group with the most overall familiarity response, 31%. Child study teams and special education teachers were very close in familiarity responses with 26%. Taped text, large-print materials, and joysticks were the most familiar items among all three groups. Recommendations are given on ways to improve the knowledge about adaptive technology for all three groups.

Share

COinS