Title

A Historical Review Of Technology Research In Special Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1997

Publication Title

Review Of Educational Research

Department

Education

Abstract

Reviews the research literature since 1980 on uses of technology in special education. Unlike past reviews, which have typically focused on academically related issues and the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction, this review also summarizes the extensive observational and naturalistic studies, as well as research efforts in technology-based assessment. This diversity of research in special education stems from the multiple roles of the special education teacher, who, in addition to bearing instructional responsibilities, often determines eligibility for services, tracks progress toward Individual Education Plan goals, and facilitates a student's day-to-day participation in general education settings.

Volume

67

Issue

4

pp.

503-536

ISSN

0034-6543