ERIC Number: ED312493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Families with Special Health Needs.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
This document contains teacher's materials for a five-unit secondary education vocational home economics course on families with special health needs. The units cover: (1) family health needs (including the impact of special needs on financial well-being, the impact on the psychological health of the family, and the relationship of society to those with special health needs); (2) special health needs (including causes and preventions of special conditions, the impact of technology on treatment and care, and laws relating to special needs populations); (3) aging (the aging process, the characteristics and care of aging persons, and the roles and contributions of the elderly in various cultures); (4) family adjustment (including coping strategies, nutrition, and abuse prevention strategies); and (5) career options and adjustments (including personal characteristics needed for special health need service careers and effective money management). Materials for each unit include a conceptual outline shown in the left-hand column of each page that corresponds to applicable learning activities and evaluation experiences in the right-hand column. Key points for content discussion and methods for developing critical thinking skills are designated. Those content areas relevant to developing basic academic skills are also marked, as are those areas relevant to developing skills within the elements common to all vocational education courses. Forty teaching aids keyed to the learning and evaluation experiences are included in the document. (CML)
Descriptors: Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Allied Health Personnel, Congenital Impairments, Coping, Disabilities, Family Health, Health Education, Health Needs, Home Health Aides, Home Management, Home Programs, Home Visits, Hospices (Terminal Care), Occupational Home Economics, Secondary Education, Visiting Homemakers
Home Economics Curriculum Center, Box 4067, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-4067.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Vocational Programs.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 053 650-654.