Curriculum strategies for the mentally retarded: an argument in three parts

J. F. Winschel, G. L. Ensher, B. Blatt

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Teachers must be creators of learning environments, and the purpose of curriculum and method is not to tell the teacher and child what to do and how to do it, but rather to help them to establish an identification with their culture and a oneness with their lives. And as teaching is not telling, learning to teach is less the accumulation of techniques and more the enunciation of one's values and the enlargement of one's understanding. And if that's right for the teacher, it's right for the child. Teaching and learning are part of a continuous process that each person struggles through, the aim always being the comprehension of oneself in a larger context. Always, the core is to be, to know who one is and thus to stand for something.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalEducation and the Training of the Mentally Retarded
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977

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  • General Medicine


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