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ERIC Number: ED251591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-26
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Integrating Career Education with Academics in an Elementary Resource Room.
Clark, Diane; Gerken, Marilyn K.
A resource room program was proposed for integrating career education with academic instruction at the elementary level. The curriculum incorporated the following skill areas: survival skills (responsibility, independence, and appropriate behavior); social skills (socially acceptable behavior and interpersonal skills); communication skills (listening and expression); and general knowledge (personal, geographical, and state and world information as well as knowledge of natural surroundings, i.e., names of seasons, days of the week, etc.). The model called for the use of learning centers in lieu of seatwork and provided for students to receive the training necessary to be able to use all the instructional materials, audiovisual equipment, self-check keys, checklists, and schedules that would be used in an independent study setting. Use of the independent study approach also presupposed that students would be taught and expected to work quietly and cooperatively, to share materials, and to get materials out and put them away. Direct teacher-student contact and an instruct-practice-reinforce strategy were also incorporated into the model. As part of the model's strategy, students were given informal tests to evaluate their mastery of a given skill, and periodic review of the skill or concept was provided in order to ensure its maintenance. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 26, 1984).