ERIC Number: ED245441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Mental Disabilities Curriculum Framework.
Gonwa, Jim; Clary, Joan Turner
The framework is intended to help staff develop curricula for mildly mentally retarded students in special and regular education and assist both educators and parents in evaluating the curricula. Distinctions between a curriculum and a framework are made. The proposed framework describes essential skills, competencies, and concepts necessary for effective school, home, and community functioning. The framework is designed to help define the scope, continuity, and sequence of curricula. The following subject areas are addressed in the framework, with specific entries listed for preschool, primary, intermediate, junior high, and secondary levels: art, career education, citizenship, communication, family living, health, home management, leisure skills, math skills, measurement, money, music, personal living skills, physical education, reading, safety, science, social skills, time, travel, and writing. (CL)
Descriptors: Art, Career Education, Citizenship, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Health, Interpersonal Competence, Leisure Time, Mathematics, Mild Mental Retardation, Money Management, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Safety, Science Instruction, Time, Travel Training, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Parents
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.