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ERIC Number: ED229964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Parallel Alternate Curriculum--A Mainstreaming Implementation Program at the Secondary Level: Alternative Teaching Strategies Combined with Basic Skills.
Smith, Gayle
The Parallel Alternate Curriculum (PAC), a model providng regular content courses, in regular classes, to secondary students with learning problems, combines basic skill instruction with alternative teaching strategies. PAC, a mainstreaming implementation program, is designed to provide inservice training emphasizing the process of how students learn and adaptation of processing into the teaching of basic skills. The program seeks to solve dilemmas facing secondary teachers trained in content rather than process by teaching them to incorporate process into basic skill instruction (such as finding the main ideas in reading, summarizing, outlining, and reading analytically). Students are thus helped to learn content information through their preferred learning style. Among alternative strategies encouraged by PAC are framed or skeleton outlines, guided listening and directed listening, taped versions of required reading, advanced organizers, multisensory presentation methods, and alternate testing techniques. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parallel Alternate Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).