ERIC Number: ED302007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Model Curriculum Emphasizing Transition: A Curriculum Planning Guide for Students with Mild Disabilities.
Andersen, Lee; And Others
This curriculum emphasizes successful transition from school to work and to a quality adult life for students with mild disabilities. The curriculum includes a scope and sequence outlining 11 subject matter content areas, covering tasks appropriate for learners from a developmental age of 1 month to 21 years. The 11 content areas include psycho-perceptual, early development, basic skills, comprehensive basic skills, essential skills, science, social studies, health/safety, basic living, social/emotional, and career education. Within the subject areas are listed 2,000 objectives for use in individualized education programs or individualized transition plans. A process is presented for aligning the transition curriculum with core curriculum content areas. Many objectives include references to instructional materials. A computer-searchable set of the curriculum objectives are also available for Apple IIe and IBM PC computers; the curriculum text provides directions on accessing objectives on the diskettes, selecting them for printout, modifying objectives, and adding new objectives. The curriculum was designed so that sections could be used independently; many subcomponents can be modified or replaced to meet users' unique needs. Also described are student activities called "transition projects," which parallel individualized education program goals related to transition and are performed in non-school environments. (JDD)
Descriptors: Career Education, Computer Managed Instruction, Curriculum, Databases, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Health, Individualized Education Programs, Mild Disabilities, Preschool Education, Safety, Science Instruction, Social Development, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs
Resources in Special Education (RiSE), 650 University Ave., Room 201, Sacramento, CA 95825 ($25.00 with 9 discs).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Education Transition Center.
Authoring Institution: Merced County Schools, CA.