ERIC Number: ED031007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Perceptual Training in the Curriculum. The Slow Learner Series.
Early, George H.; Kephart, Newell G.
A theory of perceptual development is presented and explained in terms of the following concepts: the structured self and the structured world, the motor basis of internal structure, developing the motor base, and structuring space and time. The movement from theory to remediation is described, and the curriculum is discussed as a source of perceptual training. Four curricula are then detailed: a fifth grade social studies unit for slow learners, involving both a construction and a use phase; a language arts unit on beginning reading using experience charts; a science unit, for intermediate grade educable retardates, on force, energy, and power; and an industrial arts unit on small gasoline engines, involving disassembly, assembly, nomenclature, and functioning. An appendix describes how to construct a styrofoam sphere. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Exceptional Child Education, Industrial Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Map Skills, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Motor Development, Motor Reactions, Perception, Perceptual Development, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Perceptual Motor Learning, Psychomotor Skills, Reading, Sciences, Slow Learners, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1300 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43216 ($2.50).
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