ERIC Number: ED109755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Competency: A Guide for Individualized Instruction. Teacher Edition.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Special Education Section.
The philosophy underlying this guide is that the teaching of special education students is most appropriately accomplished through a systematic approach to individualized instruction. The first step should be to determine student needs. Instructional goals for each student should then be clearly defined and behaviorally stated. Effectiveness of instruction should be determined by measuring student achievement of specified goals. The guide focuses on major goals and subgoals that comprise hierarchies of skills concentrated in six major curriculum areas: (1) basic skills, (2) personal and social awareness, (3) living in the environment, (4) career education, (5) human ecology, and (6) leisure time activities. Within each of the six curriculum areas, the subject matter is organized into sections by topics. These curriculum sections comprise an educational framework designed to carry the instruction of the student from first grade through high school. The guide does not list resource units, methods of instruction, or materials. It is assumed the teacher will develop units of instruction that include methods and materials appropriate for the attainment of selected subgoals. A criterion measurement statement specifies the performance requirements to be met before a subgoal can be considered learned. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Special Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon