ERIC Number: ED100099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Implementation of a Public School Prevocational Training Program for Trainable Retarded and Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children. Progress Report. Part 1.
Brown, Lou, Ed.; And Others
Reported are instructional programs generated in the first year (1970-71) of a Madison, Wisconsin public school project to develop a prevocational training program for trainable retarded and severely emotionally disturbed students. Programs are based on a behavioristic task analysis teaching model and are designed to teach functional vocational, home living, and academic skills. The section on vocational skills contains guidelines (including behavioral objectives, instructions to use with students, and student evaluation forms) for teaching 10 work tasks (such as catalog collating, labeling and addressing, and wire sorting). Five studies on the development of prevocational behaviors include titles such as 'Increasing Individual and Assembly Line Production Rates of Retarded Students.' Provided in the section on home living skills are step-by-step guidelines for teaching cooking (including vocabulary lists and approximately 40 simplified recipes); housekeeping skills (such as dish washing); and laundry skills. The section on academic skills consists of 12 papers on teaching reading, arithmetic, and language and includes such titles as 'Teaching a Trainable Level Student Basic Sight Vocabulary.' Briefly discussed are future plans to develop areas such as leisure skills, social behavior, and community orientation. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Handicapped Children.
Authoring Institution: Madison Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Specialized Educational Services.
Note: For related yearly program reports see EC 070 877-879