ERIC Number: ED025047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Instructional Objectives and the Mentally Retarded Child.
Lynch, William W.
Bulletin of the School of Education, Indiana University, v43 n2 Mar 1967
The teacher and instructional objectives for mentally retarded children are discussed, and traditional bases for objectives are detailed, including treating deficiencies, compensating for deficiencies, training for social competence, teaching the academic tool subjects, and strengthening motivation and self esteem. New bases for instructional objectives included are the experimental study of learning and research on the structure of the intellect, cognitive processes and cognitive growth, and cultural deprivation. A possible new era for the teacher of mentally retarded children is described which requires interpreting research, formulating educational and instructional objectives, and changing teacher roles and competencies. Seventy-four references are listed as are the contents of volumes 41, 42, and 43 (1965 through 1967) of the Indiana University Bulletin of the School of Education. (DF)
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Exceptional Child Research, Instructional Innovation, Learning, Mental Retardation, Motivation, Research Utilization, Self Esteem, Social Development, Teacher Role, Teachers, Units of Study
School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($1.25).
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.