ERIC Number: ED146757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Menomonie/UW-Stout TMR Program: A Vocational/Life Function Performance Based Criterion Referenced Curriculum.
Hopkins, Mary A.; Brock, Robert J.
Described in the discussion draft is a performance based criterion referenced curriculum for teaching vocational skills to trainable mentally retarded (TMR) students which was developed jointly by the University of Wisconsin at Stout and the Menomonie Public School Administration. Explained in the introduction are three evaluation inventories in the areas of adjustment, behavior, and skills. A section on needs analysis lists questions on the student population, parental reaction, teaching staff and operational plan, facilities and materials, community resources, and the evaluation procedure. The following section, on facilities and materials, includes ratings of current program items and a suggested procedure for purchase proposal. Parental contacts, meetings, tours, presentations, and the advisory committee are discussed in the section on public relations. Reported in the section on community employment are objectives and procedures related to the community occupational survey, the TMR program introductory letter and survey, personal contact with employers, and job analysis. Considered in the section on evaluation are the evaluation format, the evaluation process, work evaluation, the design of "work skills" evaluation forms, sample work evaluation, work adjustment, and the complete evaluation form (for adjustment, behavior, and skills). The final section on the TMR curriculum in vocational education examines instruction goals, scheduling for individualized instruction, instruction content, and a sample curriculum. Appended are brief descriptions of various work batteries and an evaluation of their suitability for use with TMR students. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Menomonie Public Schools, WI.; Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie.