ERIC Number: ED082417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Science Program for Children with Exceptional Needs.
Brotski, David; And Others
Described is the development of a science curriculum used with approximately 275 educable mentally handicapped children between the ages of 5 and 21 years. The curriculum is explained to have as goals the improvement of logical thinking with an emphasis on child centered activities. A summer workshop is explained to have resulted in the review of various contemporary science programs as they contribute to the development of scientific processes such as observing, classifying, and communicating. Stressed are the importance of staff planning, the selection of scientific processes to emphasize, the selection of a subject area of concentration, listing of available instructional materials, actual teaching, and final evaluation. A sample unit is given for the lower primary, upper primary, intermediate, and junior high levels. Evaluated are 30 units from the Elementary Science Study curriculum. Reaction to the new science program from advisory committee members, students, and staff is reported to be highly positive. (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. of Instructional Services.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.