Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Youth with mental disabilities--Education (Secondary);
Recognizing that many senior high school students who are labeled Educable Mentally Handicapped (the term used in Nebraska) have had few opportunities to have fulfilling experiences in school, a rich literature-based language arts program was developed for a class. This group had many opportunities to respond with their ideas and feelings, one of which was journaling.
As the school year progressed, I, as their teacher, found that I was modifying and changing my daily instructional plans because their reading and writing generated ideas and instructional needs. In their journals, they began to write more freely with more skill and creativity. Their journal responses indicated a more accurate assessment of their abilities.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©2000 Bonita M. Custer
Custer, Bonita M., "Development of writing through journaling with senior educable mentally handicapped" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 369.