ERIC Number: ED052561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Resource Guide in Sex Education for the Mentally Retarded.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.; Sex Information and Education Council of the United States, Inc., New York, NY.
A practical resource guide rather than a theoretical document, the guide contains information on sex education designed to help parents, professionals, and volunteers working with or teaching the mentally retarded. Guidelines for developmental sequences of instruction and suggestions concerning concepts, content, teaching methods and activities, and instructional materials are presented. The concepts and their associated ideas and materials are presented sequentially, from the easy and basic to the sophisticated, so that materials from the appropriate level can be selected for use with the educable or trainable retarded. Outlined are seven steps for establishing a sex education program in residential or day schools. Following brief discussions of the attitudes and responsibilities of adults involved and of teaching styles, two sample lesson plans are given to show how materials and information can be organized for presentation. Detailed are the component concepts and related activities for four general curriculum areas: awareness of self, physical changes, peer group relationships, and responsibility to society. The extensive list of selected resources includes both printed and audiovisual materials to use with the retarded. (KW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Curriculum, Exceptional Child Education, Instructional Materials, Mental Retardation, Resource Materials, Sex Education
NEA Publications-Sales, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.; Sex Information and Education Council of the United States, Inc., New York, NY.