ERIC Number: ED036959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Prejudice; Suggestions for Developing Attitudes in the Mentally Retarded.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Special Education Curriculum Development Center.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Developed to provide background information for teachers on cultural differences and to help them help their students learn to understand and interact cooperatively with other people, the manual discusses prejudice and makes suggestions for developing attitudes in the mentally retarded. The development of prejudice, inheritance of physical characteristics, emergence of the races, influences on behavior, immigration, and relationships with others are discussed as background information. Curriculum content follows these topics which are amplified through suggested activities. An experience starter unit (junior level) discusses likenesses and differences; lesson plans include a rationale, subunits, general and core activities, resource materials, and vocabulary. A bibliography lists curriculum guides, publishers, intercultural learning programs, resource materials for human and race relations, audiovisual aids, books on American cultural minorities, and integrated books and texts. Appendixes contain materials for duplication and for the overhead projector, lesson plans, role playing situations, stories dealing with social problems, a vocabulary list, and a teacher evaluation form. (RJ)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Audiovisual Aids, Bibliographies, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Guides, Exceptional Child Education, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mental Retardation, Minority Groups, Physical Characteristics, Racial Discrimination, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Social Discrimination, Teaching Guides
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Special Education Curriculum Development Center.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.