ERIC Number: ED184911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Social Studies in the Mainstreamed Classroom, K-6.
Ochoa, Anna S.; Shuster, Susan K.
A guide is designed for elementary school teachers with handicapped students in their classrooms. Seven sections comprise the document. Section I discusses the implications of mainstreaming for classroom teachers. Discussed are 1) the physical and social isolation of the handicapped students in the 1960s; 2) the impact of Public Law 94-142 which underscores the rights of these children to public education in a setting which includes children who are not handicapped; 3) practical and ethical considerations; and 4) identification of the handicapped. Section II lists social studies goals for the handicapped learner relative to knowledge, skills, values, and social participation. Section III discusses social studies instruction for handicapped students with learning disabilities, hearing impairments, emotional handicaps, visual impairment, speech and language disorders, and physical disabilities, and for those who are mentally retarded. Section IV provides methods of assessing achievement in relation to the goals stated in Section II. Section V discusses providing for individual differences by listing sources of help for teachers (peer tutors, cross-age tutors, and volunteers) and strategies such as grouping. Section VI suggests teaching "regular students" about handicapping conditions through learning experiences, children's books, films and videotapes, and simulations. A brief list of resources is provided. The final section presents evaluations of social studies textbooks and federally funded curriculum projects for the handicapped. Related resources available from ERIC and Exceptional Child Education Resources (ECER) are listed. (KC)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Environment, Curriculum, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Hearing Impairments, Individual Differences, Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Social Studies, Speech Handicaps, Student Needs, Textbooks, Visual Impairments
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 ($11.95)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Note: Photographs throughout document may not reproduce from EDRS in paper copy.