ERIC Number: ED156847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Procedures for Teaching Skills for Living in Classes Where Mildly Handicapped Pupils Are Integrated with Nonhandicapped Pupils. Final Report.
Schultz, Jerelyn B.; Rougvie, Barbara S.
To help Home Economics teachers prepare for the mainstreaming of handicapped students, a study was conducted based on the following objectives: (1) to encourage teachers to be willing to work with disabled students and to view these students as worthy individuals having educational needs that the teacher can assist them in meeting; (2) to identify essential skills for independent living, family living, and career; (3) to develop two or more instructional procedures/techniques for students with varying mental and physical abilities in grades eight and nine; (4) to assess the effectiveness of the developed instructional procedures/techniques for teachers working with both typical and mildly handicapped students; and (5) to prepare curricular guidelines based on the findings from the preceding objectives for dissemination. Group learning centers were selected as an effective teaching/learning strategy for use in the mainstreamed classroom. Three model plans for using this strategy were developed, pilot-tested, and compared for significant differences between plans in cognitive achievement and in student attitudes. Teaching attitudes toward the teaching/learning strategies were also evaluated. Data revealed that cognitive growth occurred for both the typical and mildly mentally disabled students and that all attitudes toward the learning center strategy were generally positive. (A related document, CE 016 745, provides a detailed description of the learning center strategies and the instructional materials.) (BM)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Handicapped Students, Home Economics, Individualized Instruction, Junior High Schools, Learning Laboratories, Mainstreaming, Mild Disabilities, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods
Iowa Department of Public Instruction, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Home Economics Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 016 745