ERIC Number: ED240803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Track & Field: Special Olympics Sports Skills Instructional Program.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC.
One of five guidelines in the Sports Skills Instructional Program, the booklet addresses ways to teach track and field to mentally retarded persons. The approach is designed to use volunteers as instructors. An overview considers such topics as clothing, equipment, and field preparation. The long term goal of acquiring basic fundamental skills, appropriate social behavior, and functional knowledge of the rules is further broken down into five short term objectives related to warm up, basic skills, rules, and sportsmanship. Two levels of track and field skills are addressed for skills of sprinting, distance running, standing long jump, softball throw, relays, and high jump. Each of the skills is examined in terms of task analysis and teaching suggestions. (CL)
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Track and Field
Special Olympics, Inc., 1701 K St., N.W., Suite 203, Washington, DC 20006.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 161 875-879.