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Annotated Bibliography of Curricular Materials Related to The Core Curriculum for Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities

Developed for the National Agenda by
Nancy Levack, Curriculum Coordinator
(512) 206-9183
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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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Information about curricula and resources written within the last 20 years and specifically for this population

This bibliography attempts to give information about the resources that are available when planning the curriculum for children and youth with visual impairments, including those students with multiple disabilities. Determining what to include was not an easy task. I tried to develop some hard and fast criteria, but you will soon find that I sometimes overlooked my own advice. The criteria included:

  • Choose only material that was written specifically for this population.
  • Include only materials that were written within the last 20 years, unless there was nothing written more recently on this topic.
  • Focus on the materials that were pragmatic and usable by instructors and parents for immediate decisions about programming.
  • Try not to leave anything out.

Since I am quite certain that I erred most spectacularly on the last objective, I have included multiple ways of contacting me, if you have suggestions for other materials that need to be added.

This bibliography may be copied and shared as you see fit. It is also available on the TSBVI web page at www.tsbvi.edu. Feel free to download it from there. We have also included directions for adding your suggestions directly to the site. From time to time these suggestions will be included if they reflect the criteria listed above.

The organization reflects the subjects that have been identified in the National Agenda. Programming for students with multiple disabilities has been incorporated within the subject areas. However, materials that relate specifically to preschool students have been collected under the heading Early Childhood with hope that they can be easily found

I particularly want to thank Frances Mary D'Andrea, Karen Wolffe, Jeanne Church, Sharon Kirchner, Debby Oppel Holzapfel, Frank Irzyk, and Mark Steciw who generously contributed suggestions to the list. Brigitte Starkey created the layout and design and Linda Donovan and Diane Nousanen hunted down the books. - From Nancy Levack, former Curriculum Department Head at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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