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ERIC Number: ED183738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 129
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Curriculum Modification. Teaching Technical Language to Learning Handicapped Students. Project HIRE: A Curriculum Management System for Instructing the Handicapped. Final Report, Volume 1.
Gardner, David C.; And Others
Volume 1 of the final report on Project HIRE reports the design, development, field-testing, and refining of self-instructional packages to teach entry level technical vocabulary to learning handicapped students mainstreamed in vocational programs. Volume 2, a management handbook, reports the methods and findings concerning development of strategies and standards for developing materials (see Note). Following an introduction to the project (chapter 1), chapter 2 describes development of the fifteen teaching booklets and five teacher's manuals in five trade areas (allied health, arc welding, culinary arts, graphic arts, and upholstery) through these steps: selection of 120-160 words per area, ordering them into three areas (tools, concepts, process) which produced booklets per area, writing definitions for a fourth-grade reading level, and designing a drawing representative of the term. (See Note for availability of these mateials.) Examples include definitions and illustrations and additional learning aids developed by the project (activity sheets and check-ups). Chapter 3 outlines the evaluation of the materials through pre- andpost-testing using the nonequivalent control group design and vocabulary tests. Findings indicate that the materials are an effective and economic way to teach the vocabulary. Chapter 4 describes dissemination activities. A sample teacher's manual and sample booklet pages are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.