ERIC Number: ED031868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Piagetian Curriculum for Exceptional Children. Final Report.
Garrison, Mortimer, Jr.
A series of discussions are reported concerning the applicability of Piaget's ideas to special education. They are contrasted and compared with other approaches to educating the exceptional child ranging from behavioral modification to the Montessori classroom. Participants included Joachim F. Wohlwill, Francis P. Connor, Donald S. Baer, Thomas J. Banta, Irving Sigel, Victor Cogen, Harold A. Selph, Mortimer Garrison, and Will Beth Stephens. An effort is made to order the various approaches according to the problems presented by the child. Interpretations concerning the specification of goals, content, process, and educational diagnosis are reported, and conclusions involve the need for continued experimental analysis of learning and its application to the classroom and for experimental teacher training programs. (Author/RJ)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Intellectual Development, Learning Disabilities, Learning Theories, Mental Retardation, Motivation, Reinforcement, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Woods School for Exceptional Children, Langhorne, PA.
Identifiers: Montessori Method; Piaget (Jean)