ERIC Number: ED277193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Prevocational Guide: Upper Elementary & Middle School.
Hendrix, Joan; Lloyd, Dennis
The prevocational curriculum guide is intended for use with upper-elementary and middle school mildly mentally handicapped children and focuses on three major domains: (1) daily living skills, (2) personal-social skills, and (3) occupational guidance and preparation. Introductory information defines the three domains and outlines the scope and sequence of the curriculum. Objectives are listed for the following goal areas: money skills, shopping, self help skills, communication, decision making, mobility, leisure skills, cooking, reading, community awareness, personal organization, sexual awareness, self-concept, interpersonal relationships, problem solving, awareness of authority figures, awareness of appropriate/inappropriate behaviors, career education, job preparedness, work-study habits, respect, simulated job tasks, job placement, and job safety skills. Specific program objectives are keyed to instructional activities for both upper elementary and middle school levels. Among appendixes are a report on statistics and factors associated with the employment of handicapped youth; a functional vocabulary list, a vocational vocabulary list, cooking terminology, a listing of recommended career education materials, and figures illustrating curriculum models. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Citizenship, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Functional Reading, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High Schools, Leisure Time, Mild Mental Retardation, Money Management, Prevocational Education, Problem Solving, Self Concept, Sexuality
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis, IN. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: Chart, pages 545-546, contains small, broken print.