ERIC Number: ED231136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Hearing Impaired: Curriculum Guide.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The curriculum guide is intended to assist families, school administrators, and teachers providing educational services to hearing impaired (HI) children in regular and special classes in Alberta, Canada. Explained in the introduction are such curriculum aspects as goals and purpose, population to be served, eligibility criteria, three alternatives for educational placement, and testing. The preschool program is described in relation to assessment and programing, seven models of organizing service (e.g., home visiting program), and such components as auditory training and total communication. Presented next are strategies for developing communication skills, including auditory training, speechreading, sign language, and speech. A guide for the language arts program contains such components as objectives for grades 1 through 12; strategies for teaching syntax, vocabulary, reading, and drama; resource lists; and an appendix with a language record book and a chart for selection of standardized tests. Usually specified for the areas of mathematics, science, and social studies are goals, purposes, and strategies for modifying the language or integrating the curriculum from preschool through high school levels. A vocational skills section, constituting more than half the document is divided into six age levels, each covering three years, from birth to 16 and over, and is presented in chart form by objectives, teaching strategies, and materials. Charted living/vocational skills are: understanding self and getting along with others, deaf studies, travel, safety, world of work, home management, money management, and citizenship and individual responsibility. Next presented briefly are objectives and strategies in the areas of physical education, music, art, and drama. Appended are an overview of the living vocational skills by level, resource lists for each objective, and a questionnaire for evaluation of the resource guide. (MC)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Art, Auditory Training, Communication Skills, Curriculum Guides, Delivery Systems, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Language Arts, Mainstreaming, Mathematics, Models, Music, Physical Education, Prevocational Education, Program Development, Reading, Resource Materials, Sciences, Social Studies, Special Classes, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Total Communication, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.