ERIC Number: ED195782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Mainstreaming in Home Economics.
Gibbons, Sarah Jane, Comp.
The purpose of this guide is to help home economics teachers facilitate the mainstreaming of handicapped students. The first section provides an overview of mainstreaming, including legislation, least restrictive environment, and role of the vocational teacher. It also discuses five areas of educational needs for handicapped students: socialization skills, positive self-concept development, experiencing daily living activities, developing independence, and employability and occupational skill development. The next section deals with eight disabilities: (1) chronic illness, (2) deafness and hearing impairments, (3) immobility, (4) incoordination, (5) limited energy, (6) limited use or loss of hands, (7) mental retardation, and (8) visual impairments. Definitions, characteristics, problems encountered in the classroom, and suggested teaching and learning strategies for minimizing students' handicaps are noted to promote better understanding of each disability. The next section contains nine guidelines suggested by teachers of handicapped students to serve as a basis for establishing effective programs. A glossary of terms as well as lists of resource materials and selected national, state, and local resource agencies are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Hearing Impairments, Home Economics, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Special Health Problems, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education
West Virginia Vocational Curriculum Laboratory, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV 25271 ($1.00, single copies only).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Vocational Curriculum Lab., Cedar Lakes.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act