ERIC Number: ED100098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Social Learning Curriculum for Moderately Retarded Children; A Working Paper.
Reiss, Philip; And Others
Presented is a working paper which reviews the research on learning, language, social behavior, and curriculum for moderately retarded children IQs from 30 to 50 and provides a bibliography of approximately 1,000 items. The review of the research covers learning processes of the moderately retarded in sections on reinforcement, discrimination learning, information processing, and academic learning; language learning in the moderately retarded in sections on language and cognition, language assessment, and language programs; social behavior with emphasis on the improvement of adaptive behavior; and curriculum research. Discussed are implications of the research for curriculum development such as cost effectiveness and procedures for development of a social curriculum which is planned to consist of three interrelated components (social learning, communication skills, and perceptual-motor skills in three phases (play, sensory awareness, and achievement). The bibliography provides an alphabetical listing (by author) and a listing by the following topics: learning characteristics, behavior modification, Down's syndrome, communication, social behaviors, educational programing, curriculum guides, parent aids, and measurement. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Curriculum Research and Development Center in Mental Retardation.