Heiss, Warren E.; Mischio, George S.
April 1971
Focus on Exceptional Children;Apr1971, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
This article focuses on new developments in curriculum designing for the educable mentally retarded (EMR). It is worth noting that curriculum development for the educable mentally retarded child is emerging from the dark ages. An influential factor in the growing concern to provide meaningful curriculum materials for the EMR children has been the results of studies to determine the efficacy of special class placement for these children. The EMR children are qualitatively different from normals; their classroom performance must be viewed in terms of curricular programming that is qualitatively different from that designed for normals. To judge the learning styles of the EMR children against a curriculum background not specifically designed for their consumption will not shed light on the problem of how the EMR child learns. In this regard, it is believed that a systematic approach to the construction of curriculum for the EMR children is necessary so that content can be tailored to the needs of these children.


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