ERIC Number: ED256131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Zoo Docent Trainer's Manual: Enhancing Integrated Zoo Experiences for Disabled and Nondisabled Children/Youth.
Hemphill, Norma Jean; And Others
The final document in a series designed to enhance the integration of persons with handicaps--particularly severe and multiple ones--provides guidelines for training zoo docents for integrated groups. The series of activity modules requires approximately 4 1/2 hours to present. Activity listings include a brief goal statement and specific objectives to be achieved. Ten activities are presented to help participants (1) become more comfortable with each other, (2) examine their ideas about persons with disabilities, (3) differentiate between a disability and a handicap, (4) refute commonly-held stereotypes about disabled persons, (5) help integrate disabled persons into the community life, (6) provide more accurate verbal descriptions, (7) learn simple sign language relevant to zoo tours, (8) generate alternative solutions to problem situations that may arise, and (9) acquire some basic etiquette for integrated groups. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Special Education.