ERIC Number: ED074664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Earn a Living: A Resource Guide for Implementation of the State Curriculum for the Educable Mentally Retarded.
Contrucci, Victor J., Comp.; And Others
The resource guide provides a selection of approximately 50 teaching units on prevocational concepts and skills for use with educable mentally handicapped children at the primary, intermediate, and secondary levels. Stressed at each level are training for a job, choosing and getting a job, and working on the job. Teaching units are organized into behavioral objectives, activities, annotated resource materials, and evaluation. Fourteen units at the primary level cover topics such as the farmer's work, why people work or don't work, jobs of the family, school as an occupation, and responsibilities of the worker. Among the specific activities of the 12 teaching units at the intermediate level are pantomiming jobs, discussing sources of family income, and reading newspaper ads. A survey of local job opportunities, a study of services and agencies that assist in job finding, and a consideration of employee-employer relationships and wages are among the activities of the 26 teaching units at the secondary level. A bibliography lists approximately 150 books and 330 films or filmstrips, 60 other audiovisual materials, and 40 tests and evaluations. Entries often include an evaluative annotation as well as information regarding title, author, source, and cost. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.; Kenosha Unified School District 1, WI. Dept. of Special Education.