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ERIC Number: ED133439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Industrial Arts in Special Education.
Messerschmidt, Dale H.
The problem of teaching industrial arts to students with special educational needs is addressed. Some of the handicaps of special education students are considered, including retardation, sight, hearing, neurological, orthopedic, and gross motor problems, learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, and multiple handicaps. The prevocational industrial arts special education program in which the author is involved is described. Several individual problems concerned with students' academic, social, emotional, and physical handicaps are discussed, along with demonstrated methods of handling them. The author then looks at some usual industrial arts activities and compares special education achievement with achievement found in the normal classroom. Several practical suggestions are offered for choosing projects, planning activities, selecting materials, selecting and using tools, sequencing tasks, and eliciting student cooperation. The paper concludes by briefly describing fiscal and administrative support for the program and program evaluation. (NJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Industrial Arts Association conference (Des Moines, Iowa, April 18-23, 1976)