ERIC Number: ED043160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Persisting Life Needs Approach to a Curriculum for the Educable Mentally Retarded.
Blessing, Kenneth R., Ed.
The objectives and perspective for a program with the educable mentally handicapped are presented in the Wisconsin curriculum guide. The described concepts and activities revolve around 12 Persisting Life Situations which include communicating ideas, understanding one's self and others, traveling, adjustment to various situations, health care, safety concerns, earning money, homemaking, money management, use of leisure time, appreciation of arts and beauty, and civic responsibilities. For each of the 12 situations, separate objectives and activities are suggested for primary, intermediate, and secondary levels. Approaches to learning and behavior development are discussed with implications toward programing and curriculum. The appendix treats the use of prescriptive teaching with the educable mentally handicapped and offers instructional activities in the area of psycholinguistics. A handbook which accompanies the manual is available as EC 030 036. (RD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Curriculum Guides, Exceptional Child Education, Interpersonal Competence, Mild Mental Retardation, Resource Materials, Self Care Skills, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, Teaching Guides
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Publications Order Service, 126 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.