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ERIC Number: ED310569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Better Ways To Build Educational Routines. Part I: Routines: Understanding Their Power. Part II: Implementing a Program of Routine-Based Instruction for Students with Severe Handicaps.
Carreiro, P.; And Others
The paper considers the value and implementation of routines in the educational setting with learners who have severe handicaps. Part I outlines the importance of routines as an intrinsic part of the teaching process, and reviews the potential benefits to the student of routine-based teaching. Benefits include the observations that routines: facilitate attending; facilitate natural cues; serve as a foundation of memory; are tools for concept building; can ensure functional competency; and ensure basic learning competency. Part II provides a practical method of implementing a program of learning in which routines are the basis of all instruction. Elements present in an effective classroom are identified, and the steps necessary to achieve an effective classroom when using the routine-based model with students having severe and multiple handicaps are identified. These steps include: (1) choosing activities, (2) setting up a daily schedule, (3) grouping students, (4) scheduling the groups, (5) writing routines, (6) selecting assessment measures and objectives, (7) integrating objectives into routines, (8) choosing the teaching method for the objectives, and (9) keeping data. An example is provided of an individualized arrival routine, prepared as a data sheet. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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