ERIC Number: ED459573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Students with Mental Retardation: Providing Access to the General Curriculum.
Wehmeyer, Michael L.
This book is intended as a text or resource for preservice or inservice training of general and special education teachers, and has an orientation for the education of the mentally retarded that is values-based, issues-oriented, and practice-oriented. The 17 chapters are organized into four sections. The first two chapters are introductory and define key concepts such as "mental retardation,""curriculum design," and "curriculum decision making." Chapter 3 considers what is meant by "access to the general curriculum," and describes a framework of curricular modifications that provides access as well as a decision-making model. Subsequent chapters expand on the Individualized Education Program team's role by discussing person-centered, student-directed planning and student program evaluation based on themes of empowerment. Chapters 7 through 9 describe how to create a learning community, what classroom-level curriculum and instructional decisions can affect progress, and what teaching strategies work to enable students to progress in the general curriculum. Chapters 10 through 16 focus on specific issues including: achieving effective home-school partnerships; classroom management through positive behavioral supports; promoting self-determination; functional academics; community-based instruction; sexuality and social inclusion; and assistive technology. The final chapter provides a summary of the processes presented. (Contains approximately 375 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Curriculum Design, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Mental Retardation, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Produced with Deanna J. Sands, H. Earle Knowlton, and Elizabeth B. Kozleski. Foreword by Rud and Ann Turnbull.