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ERIC Number: ED038532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 37
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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)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo.