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ERIC Number: ED081167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-27
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Accountability Study for Trainable Mentally Retarded Children and Youth.
Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL.
Twelve teachers of trainable mentally handicapped children participated in a 7 week workshop which revised and expanded a previously developed catalog of behavioral objectives as part of an educational accountability study. Approximately 600 behavioral objectives with accompanying methods, materials, activities, and criterion test items were produced. At Saturday workshops in six Florida counties, 105 special education teachers ranked and validated the objectives. Ninety-seven parents group ranked the clusters of objectives and 57 parents did an individual Q-Sort ranking. It was planned that personnel from five community agencies would also rank and validate the objectives. New objectives were developed in areas such as physical motor, recreation, and occupational competency. Examples of objectives included ability to cross at traffic light, know purpose of bank, identify where to buy things, look up a telephone number, hop, keep hands to self, and understand that money is earned. An evaluation panel of three experts in the area of mental retardation studied the project's model and content and reported on the model's completeness, usefulness, and conformity with state department's guidelines for behavioral objectives. (DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL.