ERIC Number: ED265726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Learning Centers: A Personalized Approach to Mainstreaming.
Babich, Betsy; Thompson, Cecelia
The manual provides information about using learning centers in mainstreamed home economics classrooms. The initial chapter introduces the rationale for the approach and presents a three-stage model depicting an integrational approach to mainstreaming. Chapter 2 outlines typical characteristics and recommendations for accommodating students with physical disabilities (hearing, visual, speech, and motor impairments); cognitive disabilities (learning disabilities, mild mental retardation); and affective disabilities (emotional disturbances). Chapter 3 offers teaching/learning strategies to accompany decisions in classroom management plans. Chapter 4, on designing and using learning centers, includes a checklist summarizing the steps to be taken and a sample plan for a home economics learning center. A learning center model is illustrated by activities on energy and includes a learning center planning sheet, sample scripts and student evaluation forms, and directions for developing energy flash cards. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Home Economics, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Mainstreaming, Teaching Methods
Home Economics Education Association, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.