ERIC Number: ED256939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Modified Building Trades. A Parallel Curriculum for Mainstreamed Handicapped Students.
Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Industrial, Vocational and Technical Education.
This curriculum guide has been developed to assist vocational and special education teachers in teaching handicapped and disadvantaged students in a building trades course. The guide contains suggestions and experiences that are necessary to support the achievement of specific competencies. The guide is divided into units of instruction containing major and minor blocks. It is sequenced secondarily to skills or jobs that progressively build upon one another. Activities and experiences for both regular and special needs learners are provided. These activities are explained in notes to the teacher. All of the units of instruction are intended to enable students to develop skills for employment in the building trades field. The first four units of this guide are directed toward developing acceptable behavior by handicapped students for the work world. They provide extensive explanations to the teacher of what to teach and how to teach it. Material covered in these units include the following topics: how to use the guide and the rationale for it, preliminary occupational exploration, pre-employment laboratory application, and preparatory instructional development. The second part of the guide contains a four-unit project for building a single-family dwelling. Units cover concrete foundation, walls and partitions, roof, and finishing. Parallel tasks and expectations for regular and handicapped students are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Building Trades, Carpentry, Classroom Techniques, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Curriculum, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Exceptional Persons, Flooring, Industrial Arts, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Roofing, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Industrial, Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For a related document, see CE 041 493.