ERIC Number: ED188406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Piaget's Developmental Theories Used in an Early Childhood Program for Mentally Retarded Students.
Francis Christi, Sister
The author describes a Piaget based curriculum involving three main themes (classification, number measurement/space, and seriation) for young mentally retarded children. Students solve problems by doing something physically and mentally to the data, shuffling the facts about in their minds, so that they will come to a logical solution. Language is used in the program to support the mental operations so that as a child is being trained in a particular mental operation, the teacher models the appropriate language structures. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session F-2).