ERIC Number: ED049584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Physical Education for the Mentally Retarded Using Persisting Life Situations No. 5 and 10.
Sheboygan County School for Special Education, Sheboygan Falls, WI.
Described is the first phase of a project concerned with the development of a program and a resource guide in the area of physical education and recreation for the mentally retarded in Wisconsin. Phase 1 consisted of a 6-week summer program to give intern physical education teachers practical teaching experience with trainable and educable mentally retarded children (N equals 58), with the intent of developing sequential curriculum guidelines composed of behavioral objectives and workable suggested activities to implement the state curriculum. Outlined is the daily program in the five areas of instruction: physical education, crafts, ceramics, music, and woodworking. Behavioral objectives are presented for 30 skills which are components of motor ability and more complex sports skills. Activities and annotated resource materials are listed for all five areas of instruction in sample unit and daily lesson plans. Expanding upon this preliminary organization of a physical education and recreation program, Phase 2 of the project will develop a comprehensive multi-year program for an entire school and publish a resource guide. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Authoring Institution: Sheboygan County School for Special Education, Sheboygan Falls, WI.