ERIC Number: ED035138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Systems for Students with Learning Disabilities; Junior High School Program.
Page, William R.
To establish a remedial and developmental program for seventh and eighth graders with indications of learning disabilities, groups of children, 1-year or more below grade level in reading and arithmetic skills and recommended by teachers, were enrolled in a special pilot program. Within the 6-hour day were physical education, music, art, industrial arts, homemaking, English, math, social studies, and science in unstructured blocks of time. The techniques employed were children helping each other, making their own worksheets and tests, charting their own progress, tutoring those in lower grades, doing independent projects, and using and devising their own diagnostic tests. The results indicated that the children developed better attitudes and enjoyed school more, improved in social skills, learned to progress by their own efforts, worked harder, and gained more than a full school year's progress. The teachers were able to individualize instruction to a large extent which proved very beneficial. (JM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Developmental Programs, Exceptional Child Education, Individualized Instruction, Junior High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Nonauthoritarian Classes, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Program Descriptions, Remedial Programs, Self Help Programs, Social Development, Student Attitudes, Student Developed Materials, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Tutoring, Underachievement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.