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ERIC Number: ED001330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 339
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THE EDUCATION OF EDUCABLE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN IN SPARSELY POPULATED RURAL AREAS.
THORSELL, MARGUERITE
OBJECTIVES WERE TO PROPOSE, INITIATE, EVALUATE AND IDENTIFY LIMITATIONS OF A PROGRAM PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO EDUCABLE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS, AND TO DEVELOP A PROCEDURE FOR EDUCATING SUCH CHILDREN IN SPARSELY POPULATED RURAL AREAS. THE 2-YEAR STUDY INCLUDED 41 CHILDREN FROM GRADES ONE THROUGH SIX. METHODS WERE DEVISED TO IDENTIFY AND SELECT EDUCABLE STUDENTS. THE PROGRAM DEVELOPED PROVIDED A SPECIALIST TO COUNSEL PARENTS, TO PLAN WITH AND TRAIN TEACHERS AND TO WORK WITH LOCAL AND STATE AGENCIES DEVELOPING INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS FOR EACH CHILD IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. BECAUSE IT WAS FOUND THAT THE INCIDENCE OF EDUCABLE MENTAL RETARDATION IN THE FIRST SIX GRADES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAS 1.5 PERCENT, THE RESULTS GENERALLY INDICATED THAT THE PROGRAM WAS NOT PRACTICAL. POSITIVE INDICATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDIES OF THIS SORT WERE FOUND IN THE AREA OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND IN TEACHER OPINION POLLS.
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Public Instruction, Topeka.
Identifiers: KANSAS; Kansas (Topeka)