ERIC Number: ED107047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Educable Mentally Retarded Student in the Secondary School: What Research Says to the Teacher.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The pamphlet offers an overview of the position of the educable mentally handicapped (EMH) student in secondary schools in discussions of the classification of EMH pupils, social attitudes, learning processes, and educational needs. Definitions (current and historic) and causes of MH are canvassed briefly. Historical, cultural, and current attitudes toward MH are considered along with recent legislation mandating the rights of mildly retarded children to education. Explained are developmental and difference theories of the learning processes of EMH pupils, and the need for improved teacher education. A discussion of ways to meet the educational needs of EMH pupils considers curriculum design, instructional methods, educational diagnosis, and the roles of teachers, administrators, parents, employers, and the community. Comments of pupils classified as EMH on their condition are included. (GW)
Descriptors: Classification, Educational Needs, Exceptional Child Education, Learning Processes, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes
NEA Publications, Order Department, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 (Stock No. 1033-7-00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.