ERIC Number: ED065944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Teachers of Secondary Level Educable Mentally Retarded: A New Model. Project Report #2 (Final).
Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services.
Reported was the special education project designed to develop a new model for training teachers of secondary level educable mentally retarded (EMR) children. Prior to model development, research conducted indicated that there was widespread dissatisfaction with current educational programs, since an inadequate balance between vocational and academic learning was found. Needs of EMR students and the competencies required of their teachers were determined. It was found that occupational information and preparation curriculum area were thought to need the most emphasis, followed by activities of daily living, psychosocial, and academic. Competencies rated necessary for the teacher were ability to provide for work adjustment, job seeking, job tryouts, job placement, vocational evaluation, personal care training, and social development. A secondary EMR curriculum was reported to have been developed that included areas such as work adjustment training, vocational evaluation, interpersonal relationship experiences, and manual skill development. An undergraduate teacher training program was then developed that focused on the student needs and teacher competencies. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services.