ERIC Number: ED093128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Polk County (Florida) Vocational-Occupational Curriculum Model for Exceptional Children.
Polk County Board of Public Instruction, Bartow, FL.
Presented is the Polk County, Florida preliminary model vocational-occupational curriculum guide for educable mentally retarded (EMR) students in grades 1-2. Aim of the curriculum is the successful placement of students in the community. Provided for grades 1-6 are the following components: a rating scale and behavioral objectives for primary and intermediate levels in areas such as the family, language arts, reading, health, career education, body image, directionality, the neighborhood, transportation, and geographical/governmental concepts. Materials are suggested for use in language arts and arithmetic. Offered for grades 7-9 are a vocational readiness checklist and behavioral objectives for effective living, prevocational abilities, general work duties, general work information, communications, and mathematics. Grades 10-12 items include an orientation form and behavioral objectives for communications, personal and social adjustment, self preservation, social and environmental sciences, wages and hours, and functional skills. The following are examples of behavioral objectives: location of Florida on a map for understanding of geography (elementary level), knowledge that lateness is a form of dishonesty for attainment of prevocational skills (junior high level), and knowledge that hallucinogens distort physical senses for awareness of troublesome drugs (life sciences unit of the personal and social adjustment category in high school). Included are lists of materials, state approved texts, and survey results of alternate graduation plans for EMR programs. (MC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Elementary School Students, Exceptional Child Education, Health, Language Arts, Mathematics, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Sciences, Secondary School Students, Social Adjustment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Polk County Board of Public Instruction, Bartow, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida