ERIC Number: ED038532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Simulated Instructional Model for Educating Mentally Retarded Students for Employment in the Hotel-Motel Industry.
McCowan, Richard J.; Mongerson, M. Duane
Developed by the Campus Laboratory School of the State College at Buffalo, this program description proposes a simulated work environment which could be used to train educable and trainable retardates for hotel/motel aides more effectively and economically than on-the-job training or classroom lecture instruction. The proposed method of instruction is one of using simulation techniques, including gaming, in-basket, and mechanical and multi-media. A conceptualization of the learning process is expressed in a curriculum model which emphasizes a systems analysis approach and consists of behaviorally-based learning experiences. The program contains 18 training modules each lasting 60 minutes and consisting of one video tape, supporting instructional materials, and a simulated work environment for the student. Also discussed is the use of the Critical Path Method in planning and evaluating a curriculum research program. References are included, and sample course units are appended. These procedures could be used as a generalizable curriculum model with other groups in a variety of academic and vocational areas. (SB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Hotels, Household Workers, Housekeepers, Instructional Programs, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Service Occupations, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Systems Analysis, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo.