Educability revisited: curricular implications for the mentally retarded

J. F. Winschel, Gail L Ensher

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Abstract

The greater accommodation of mild and moderately retarded children into regular school settings requires changes in general and special education alike. This article discusses the deficiencies of typical curricular approaches to the education of the retarded and proposes instruction more clearly focused on fundamental cognitive abilities and related learning strategies. The authors suggest the cumulative effect of intensive instruction in learning skills, as opposed to the causal, isolated, or sporadic development of any specific ability. The limits of any curricular method are acknowledged and the study of the ecology of special education is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducation and the Training of the Mentally Retarded
Pages131-138
Number of pages8
Volume13
Edition2
StatePublished - 1978

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Special Education
Aptitude
Mentally Disabled Persons
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Ecology
Education

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Winschel, J. F., & Ensher, G. L. (1978). Educability revisited: curricular implications for the mentally retarded. In Education and the Training of the Mentally Retarded (2 ed., Vol. 13, pp. 131-138)

Educability revisited : curricular implications for the mentally retarded. / Winschel, J. F.; Ensher, Gail L.

Education and the Training of the Mentally Retarded. Vol. 13 2. ed. 1978. p. 131-138.

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Winschel, JF & Ensher, GL 1978, Educability revisited: curricular implications for the mentally retarded. in Education and the Training of the Mentally Retarded. 2 edn, vol. 13, pp. 131-138.
Winschel JF, Ensher GL. Educability revisited: curricular implications for the mentally retarded. In Education and the Training of the Mentally Retarded. 2 ed. Vol. 13. 1978. p. 131-138
Winschel, J. F. ; Ensher, Gail L. / Educability revisited : curricular implications for the mentally retarded. Education and the Training of the Mentally Retarded. Vol. 13 2. ed. 1978. pp. 131-138
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