ERIC Number: ED087166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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A Guide for Teachers of the Educable Mentally Handicapped. Secondary.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Special Education.
Presented is a curriculum guide for a prevocational, vocational, and work study program to be used with educable mentally retarded (EMR) students, 12 to 21 years of age. Delineated are the following aspects of New Mexico's program for EMR students: definition, rationale, educational interventions, administration, psychoeducational diagnosis for placement, individual programing, and teacher qualifications. Provided for students 12 to 16 years of age in the prevocational level are objectives, activities, and instructional materials in the following skill areas: communication (such as reading), mathematics and science to achieve academic skills: interpersonal relationships, citizenship, safety/health/hygiene, and leisure time skills (such as music and physical education) to achieve social skills; and vocational training, job tasks, and home arts to achieve vocational skills. The vocational component for students 15 to 21 years of age is presented in the same format though science and leisure time skills are omitted. The work study program is described in terms of objectives (such as participation in a productive way of life), eligibility, school responsibilities, community canvassing, and task analyses of work stations such as the library aide. Illustrations show skill components for occupational areas of homemaking, housekeeping, food services building trades, auto skills, and garden/nursery work. Included are attachments such as child labor provisions. Given in the appendix are items such as a bilingual/bicultural model and a bibliography of approximately 300 instructional materials and sources. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico