The preparation of a report on learning materials for moderately retarded students involved in workstudy

Moulton, Roy Bruce (1982) The preparation of a report on learning materials for moderately retarded students involved in workstudy. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Interest in the education and training of mentally handicapped children has been recent. This project seeks to partially meet the needs of educators who have trained and dedicated themselves to this area. It is hoped that the research and materials contained herein will be used as a supplement in programming for moderately handicapped adolescents on a workstudy program. -- During the past ten years, classes for moderately retarded children have been organized in school systems throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This has led to a crisis situation for moderately retarded students who have reached school leaving age. A lack of adequate instructional materials for training in independent or semi-independent living has created this situation. This project has been designed to assist in preparing moderately retarded students identified as being capable of work. -- Items included in this project were selected after analysis of selection principles based on literature research, the author’s experience, a criteria of evaluation and an evaluation guide. -- The materials recommended include 16 mm films, filmstrips, transparencies, cassettes and print material. These materials were obtained through various methods, such as mail ordering from suppliers in the United States and Canada, correspondence with provincial Departments of Education, and local sources which include the Instructional Materials Centre and the National Film Board, both at St. John’s, the Centre for Audio-Visual Education and the Curriculum Materials Centre at Memorial University. Various local schools and institutions were visited to scrutinize the materials. Evaluation of these materials was based on the criteria of evaluation contained herein and an evaluation sheet included in this project as an appendix. -- A number of recommendations are presented which are a result of the conclusions reached during the development of this project.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4425
Item ID: 4425
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 53-56.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1982
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: People with mental disabilities--Education; Teaching--Aids and devices

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