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ERIC Number: ED374641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Life Skills across the Curriculum: Combined Teacher/Student Manual.
Hegner, David
This combined teacher/student instructional manual is part of a life skills curriculum which focuses on development of practical skills to improve employment success of high school students with mild mental retardation. An introductory section describes the program. The program's focus is on group and individual instruction in such areas as taxes, banking, applications, forms, computer data entry, driver's education, want ads, the use of tools, budgets, work attitudes and habits, and job interviews. Academic and job skills are constantly integrated. Weekly field trips provide students with hands-on training. An outline of the curriculum for students with educable mental retardation covers the following areas: study skills, vocabulary development, written expression, computation, mathematics for practical use, social awareness, development of recreational and physical skills, career orientation, career preparation, career implementation, consumer education, social environments, the United States government, and general knowledge. The manual itself explains the program's philosophies, offers guidelines for using the program, and presents nine sample lesson plans: (1) writing a check, (2) reading want ads, (3) shopping for food, (4) preparing income taxes, (5) using coupons, (6) completing applications and forms, (7) budgeting, (8) using a time-clock, and (9) using clothing labels. Suggestions for the field trip program are also offered, as is a list of publishers. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the program description, see EC 303 366.