Adolescents with mild and moderate mental retardation

Power, Patricia (2000) Adolescents with mild and moderate mental retardation. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

At a time when education reform and school realignment are occurring in Newfoundland it is increasingly important that educators not lose sight of the students in our schools who have special learning needs. One group of students, the adolescents with mild and moderate mental retardation, have such diverse learning needs that without appropriate learning environments in junior and senior high school these students will not be adequately prepared to function to their full potential in the years following school. The purpose of this paper is to provide educators with a better understanding of the learning needs of adolescents with mild and moderate mental retardation. In the first section of the paper, I will define mental retardation and identify the key initiatives in the education of individuals with mental retardation. Then, I will review the research on the cognitive and social-emotional development of adolescents with mild and moderate mental retardation. Finally, I will clearly state the implications of the research findings for the curriculum, instruction, and placement of these students within the school system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/711
Item ID: 711
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2000
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Children with mental disabilities--Education (Secondary)--Newfoundland and Labrador

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