ERIC Number: ED314617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Functional Curriculum for Transition: A Resource Guide. Missouri LINC.
West, Lynda L., Ed.
This guide is designed to provide secondary teachers and administrators with the information necessary to adapt or develop a functional curriculum for children and youth who display academic difficulties. (A functional curriculum teaches functional skills in the most appropriate setting for specific skill acquisition.) It provides suggestions of methods to teach students with special needs. An overview of functional curriculum is provided within this guide. In addition, specific details of its components and suggestions on how to develop a functional curriculum are included. The guide can also be used as a reference to educational programs that may already be functional in nature. Extensive appendixes include: guidelines for establishment of priorities among skill areas; instructional materials review; parent/guardian transition questionnaire; parent questionnaire; home leisure activities survey; peer recreation/leisure activities survey; needs assessment for transitional planning from school to community; job analysis form; job bank; student job match form; sample individualized education plan; sample individualized vocational education plan; a list of publishers with addresses; and a list of 65 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Functional Literacy, Functional Reading, High Schools, Mainstreaming, Skill Development, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods
Instructional Materials Laboratory, 10 London Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.