ERIC Number: ED088244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A Curriculum Guide for Primary and Intermediate Special Education in the Opelika City Schools. Revised Edition.
Opelika City Schools, AL.
Presented is a curriculum guide for primary and intermediate special education in the areas of communication skills, arithmetic, science, and physical education. The guide, prepared by the Opelika (Alabama) schools, is said to be based on assumptions such as the values of structured individualized learning, use of materials which do not require reading ability, and development of feelings of competence. Noted is the belief that special education students can learn more in less time if provided with an appropriate curriculum. Major knowledge and skill groupings are presented as either a stimulus-response training sequence or as a continuum of sequential education units. It is stressed that the multi-level program provides for differences in learning pace through achievement of objectives at six sequential plateaus. Briefly considered are a procedure for instructional placement, differences between training and education components, and meanings of terms such as percept, generalization, and competency. Provided for oral, pictorial, and written communication skills are 198 objectives. Approximately 450 arithmetic objectives are listed and coordinated with commercial programs for the subject areas of location and direction, measurement, time and motion, money concepts, numbers and grouping, fractions, and geometric forms. The 525 science objectives deal with concepts about the earth, plants, animals, people, and matter and energy. The physical education component stresses fundamental movements with emphasis on balance and posture, body image and differentiation, and perceptual-motor match. (DB)
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Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.; Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Opelika City Schools, AL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III