ERIC Number: ED100080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Curriculum Development Project for the United States Dependent Schools; European Area. Final Report.
Miller, Rozelle J.; And Others
Presented is the final report of a 2-year (1971-73) project by the Institute for the Study of Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities (ISMMRD) in which a guide was developed for teaching approximately 1,600 mentally retarded and learning disabled students (3 to 21 years old) in the United States Dependent Schools in the European Area (USDESEA). Included in the introduction are findings of a feasibility study which led to the project, the seven tasks (such as relating the curriculum content to the military environment) involved in meeting the project goal, background information on the target population in USDESEA schools, a list of curricular materials adapted for use in the project, and information on the project location and staff. Outlined in the second section are functions of USDESEA and ISMRRD staff members in developing the teaching guide, steps in personnel training (such as courses and workshops), and a chronicle of curriculum development. In the final section the instructional design of the teaching guide is described in terms of the following features: behaviorally stated abilities and assessments, content-development activities, a task analysis approach, and reinforcement activities. Also included are samples from the teaching guide, an outline of its contents, and recommendations for field testing and extension of its use to the Pacific theater. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.