ERIC Number: ED239448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Into the Christian Community: Religious Education with Disabled Persons.
Hall, Suzanne E., Ed.
The guidebook, designed for professionals and paraprofessionals working with disabled persons in parishes, schools, and institutions, examines issues in religious education with disabled persons. Papers focus on integration of disabled persons into the religious educational community and into the Christian community. S. Hall makes a plea for full integration and participation of disabled persons in "Into the Christian Community." S. Haskett, in "Disabled Persons as Our Sisters and Brothers in the Christian Community," cites church teachings on the subject, and M. Harrington considers issues involved in disabled persons' sharing the sacraments in "Reflections on Disabled Persons' Participation in Sacramental Life." K. Jennings explores approaches for churches and dioceses in"Special Religious Education Programs: Organizational Considerations and Effective Teaching Techniques." Practical suggestions for teachers of mainstreamed students in religious education are provided in "Some Thoughts on Mainstreaming" by B. O'Donnell. Drama, pictures, and music are among the avenues explored by B. Britschgi in "Communicating Jesus to Non-Verbal Developmentally Disabled Persons." Curricular and instructional ideas are provided by B. Britschgi and K. Jennings in "A Formation Program for Volunteer Catechists." Examples of five special religious curricula are given, and a concluding paper by H. McDonald lists resources for parents and teachers. (CL)
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Programs, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
National Catholic Educational Association, James Place, 1077 30th St., N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007 ($5.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.