ERIC Number: ED091902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Guidelines for Exceptional Children: EMR 1970-71 Revision.
Escambia County Board of Public Instruction, Pensacola, FL.
This document provides curriculum guides for teaching educable mentally retarded middle school (prevocational level) and high school (vocational level) students in Escambia County, Florida. It includes a definition of mental retardation, characteristics of mentally handicapped (MH) children, a mental age reference chart, and suggestions for lessons preparing. It explains the program emphasis on attainment of physical, personal and social, and vocational skills. Among aspects covered at the prevocational level are: (1) goals such as development of fine and gross motor skills; and (2) instructional objectives and curriculum components in the areas of mathematics, language arts, home and family living, reading, health and safety, social studies, science, and physical education. For the prevocational level the guide provides a sample of 4-week unit on food; lists of resources (books and demonstration materials); a suggested daily schedule; a community job survey; a guide to phonics instruction; and lists of equipment, books, and sources of free materials in areas such as banking. For the vocational level it offers a review of the program, program goals such as acquisition of home management skills; criteria for graduation; a description of the work study program; suggested job tasks such as assembling nuts and bolts; suggested job training locations such as animal hospitals; and instructional objectives and curriculum components in areas of home and family living, mathematics, science, English, and social studies. Lists of references and curriculum guides to be used with MH students are also included. (MC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum, English, Exceptional Child Education, Family Life Education, Guidelines, Health Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Physical Education, Prevocational Education, Resource Materials, Secondary School Students, Social Studies, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Escambia County Board of Public Instruction, Pensacola, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida