ERIC Number: ED379825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Prevention of Disabilities Program for Grades 7-8-9. SSTA Research Centre Report, #94-07b.
SSTA Research in Brief, Oct 1994
This curriculum focuses on providing students in grades 7 through 9 with information on the prevention of disabilities. Introductory material describes the curriculum's development; its overall goals; and its four elements (awareness, knowledge, application of knowledge, and life-style and behavior patterns). The introduction also provides background information covering definitions, prevalence, causes of disabilities, effects of disabilities, and prevention. A checklist provides a listing of key concepts and grade levels in which they are covered. Each of the three grade-level modules contains three units: one with general information; one aimed at attitudes and social inclusion; and one presenting methods for preventing disabilities. Lesson plans include one or more goals, specific objectives, suggested activities, evaluation options, and suggested resources. Each module also contains a section of teaching notes, which provides background information including facts, statistics, and charts, and a section of resources, which provides many of the teaching materials needed for the suggested activities as well as lists of suggested videotapes, sources for printed materials and brochures, and lists of organizations. A glossary is also provided. (Contains 48 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Curriculum, Definitions, Disabilities, Etiology, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Incidence, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Knowledge Level, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Prevention, Social Integration, Student Attitudes, Units of Study
Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, 400-2222 Thirteenth Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3M7, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, Regina. Research Centre.
Note: This report and "Prevention of Disabilities," (see EC 303 397) are a summary of a graduate student project entitled "Prevention of Disabilities: A Grade 7-9 Program To Encourage the Prevention and Amelioration of Disabling Conditions."