ERIC Number: ED056447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Systematic Instruction for Retarded Children: The Illinois Program - Experimental Edition. Part II: Systematic Language Instruction.
Tawney, James W.; Hipsher, Lee Wright
The teacher's manual on programed language instruction for trainable mentally handicapped children consists of curriculum of basic level vocabulary and teaching methods of small group instruction, reinforcement techniques, and specific learning principles. Distinctive features of the program are said to be: controlled language statements and questions designed to limit the stimuli to which the child responds; provision for child response at motor level, in addition to vocal level; direct, tutorial instruction; controlled learning environment; use of immediate, positive reinforcement techniques; analysis of learning tasks; pretest-teach-posttest sequence; teaching to a specified criterion; specification of prerequisite skills; and programing for the classroom teacher. Manual guidelines consist of four major areas. First, detailed guidelines instruct the teacher on programing himself for the highly structured curriculum. The second section on prerequisite behaviors for language instruction and the third section on vocabulary meaning and usage include model lesson plans. A master word list and a materials list comprise the fourth section and are the basis for the language curriculum and teaching methods presented. (For related programed instruction guidelines, see EC 040 485-6, 040 540-1.) (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. of Research for Exceptional Children.