ERIC Number: ED126638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Meeting Children's Needs: A Field Centered Curriculum for Mainstreaming.
Enos, Donald F.
Evaluated were the effects of a curriculum model combining mainstreaming and field-centered educational experiences on 201 handicapped, normal, or gifted high school students (13-17 years old). The model, studied over a 4-year period, was based on the importance of relating classroom activities to the reality of society and the advantages of combining field-centered education with mainstreaming. The Ss included emotionally handicapped, mentally retarded, legally blind, normal, talented, and gifted students from welfare to high middle class income families; and represented black, Chicano, Asian, white, and Native American ethnic groups. The program included a 6-to 8-week instructional phase followed by a 2-to 3-week field trip to selected localities. Pre-and postassessments were administered to the Ss each year, and in 1974 and 1975 were compared to control groups. Results suggested that increased performance in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains was related to use of the field-centered model. (Also included are a description of the curriculum model, assessment results in tabulated form, and selected quotations and drawings by students.) (IM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)