ERIC Number: ED147631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Career Education Curriculum Guide for the Trainable.
Mulligan, Robert E.; And Others
Designed for use by teachers of the trainable mentally retarded, primary through postsecondary levels, this curriculum guide integrates development of verbal and written communication skills with the student's career development. The guide contains instructional objectives, suggested learning activities and teaching techniques, and information on the characteristics, needs, and development of the retarded student. Organization is by seven curriculum categories: (1) language arts, (2) handwriting, (3) general information awareness, (4) number concepts, (5) perceptual training, (6) cooperative education, and (7) employment orientation. Four developmental phases are covered in each category. Phase 1 (primary) includes language development, sight word recognition, knowledge of address recognition of words necessary to function in everyday living, and printing skills. Phase 2 (intermediate) includes language development, sight word recognition, and printing skills. Phase 3 (secondary or advanced) also includes language development, sight word recognition, and printing skills. Phase 4 (postsecondary) includes speaking vocabulary and handwriting. The employment orientation section is divided into two parts: simulated work and basic skill training. Outlines are provided covering objectives, procedures, and needed materials for building maintenance, landscaping, floor and indoor maintenance, window cleaning, food service, laundry, task development, candlemaking, record album, sanding and staining, telephone pads, and embosograf cardboard signs. A bibliography is appended. (JT)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Moderate Mental Retardation, Occupations, Skill Development, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
New Jersey Vocational-Technical Curriculum Laboratory, Building 4103, Kilmer Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($3.75 plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Kearny Board of Education, NJ.; Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.