Life Experience Starter Unit, 1968

(1968) Life Experience Starter Unit, 1968. Education, Department of


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The unit method of teaching educable mentally retarded children has received increased attention in recent years. Realizing the benefit which retarded children can obtain from a well-planned and effectively-taught unit, it is the intent of this outline to suggest procedures in developing Life Experience Units. The organizational structure included in this outline is recommended as a desirable procedure for developing units. Basically, the Integrated Life Experience Unit Approach is the adaptation of practical every-day experiences into units of work designed to facilitate social growth and learning experiences of the educable mentally retarded. Into each unit are integrated planned experiences in arithmetic concepts, social competency, communication skills, health, safety, and vocational competencies.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Note: Series: In-service training materials for teachers of the educable mentally retarded (Iowa University Special Education Curriculum Development Center)
Keywords: Contributor(s): Iowa University Special Education Curriculum Development Center; Iowa. Department of Public Instruction; Children with mental disabilities - Education; Life skills
Subjects: Education > Education programs
Education > School personnel > Teachers
Education > Special education
Education > Students
ID Code: 45676
Deposited By: Pamela Rees
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2023 12:36
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2023 12:36