ERIC Number: ED183738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Evaluation, Individual Instruction, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Material Development, Remedial Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.