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ERIC Number: ED145206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 104
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum Guide for Industrial Arts Activities for the Elementary School Educable Mentally Retarded Student.
Williams, Michael J.; And Others
The curriculum guide contained in this document was developed to illustrate to teachers of educable mentally retarded (EMR) students, at the elementary and middle school levels, how hands-on activities can be used to complement academic subjects by bringing instruction down from an abstract to a concrete level. The guide is also designed for use by industrial arts instructors working with mainstreamed educable mentally retarded students alone or in cooperation with a special educator. Major discussion centers on (1) recent legislation; (2) the individualized education plan; (3) environmental and learning characteristics of the EMR; (4) teaching methods appropriate for EMR students; (5) industrial arts objectives for EMR students; (6) an example of a pretest to allow the instructors to ascertain a student's knowledge level and manual skills ability with regard to tools used in hands-on activities; (7) suggested projects including a description of the project, the materials and tools required, the construction procedure, pre-project preparation suggestions for the special education and industrial arts instructors, behavioral objectives related to the project; and a working drawing of the project; and (8) a tools and supply list. An evaluation form that can be used by the instructor to measure student comprehension, performance, and attitudes at the end of the project construction activities, a vocational behavior rating scale, and a bibliography are appended. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Connecticut State Coll., New Britain. School of Technology.
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