ERIC Number: ED196210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Skills Taught Through Creative Arts.
The author describes how vocational skills were taught in a class of intermediate trainable mentally retarded students (10 to 15 years old) and how the skills to be learned were integrated with creative art activity. The terms career education, prevocational education, vocational education, and special education are defined. It is pointed out that the basic elements of the arts (awareness, exploration, initiative, decision making, development of physical and social skills) lead to learning of all kinds. Listed among activities are making jewelry boxes out of wooden cigar boxes, constructing piggy banks from plastic tubs, and utilizing dramatic play to pretend to cook and eat a meal. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session T-25).