ERIC Number: ED086577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Home and Family in Society. An Occasional Paper.
In order for any curriculum dealing with the home and family to be successful in the classroom, it is necessary for teachers to accommodate themselves to the requirements of various cultural, ethnic, and religious groups and to become aware of the differences in traditions and situations within all groups. In light of this philosophy, the development of the Social Learning Curriculum for the educable mentally retarded was approached by drawing upon the knowledge of a sociologist. The purpose of this paper is to acquaint teachers with the types, numbers, customs, and patterns of families found in America, providing a basic orientation to the family situations which influence children. The first and lengthiest section of this literature and research review concerns the social factors in the family life and exceptional children. Factors discussed include the extent and identification of retardation, family reaction to the retarded child, effects of family attitudes and reactions, extended family contacts and sibling relationships, and community reactions. Other sections elaborate the topics of the family as process and community; the family and social class, economy, social role, socialization process, and education; and alternative family structures and processes. Related documents are ED 084 658, SO 006 684-686 and 688. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Sociology, Exceptional Persons, Family Life, Family Role, Family (Sociological Unit), Literature Reviews, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Minority Groups, Noninstructional Responsibility, Social Influences, Socialization, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Role
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Curriculum Research and Development Center in Mental Retardation.