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Footsteps Toward the Future: Implementing a Real-World Curriculum for Students with Developmental Disabilities - PRISM 9

Footsteps Toward the Future

Author(s): Emily C. Bouck, Teresa Taber Doughty, Melissa Savage

Year published: 2014

Publisher: CEC

Number of pages: 156

Product Number: P6147

ISBN Number: 978-0-86586-497-9

Member Price: $25.95 (16% off)

Non-Member Price: $30.95




The ninth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ Prism series, Footsteps Toward the Future provides an overview of and strategies when implementing a real-world curriculum for students with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities. “Real-world” curricula incorporate instruction in skills that support students in living independently and functioning successfully in an inclusive society: living, working, and having fun. Chapters in the book delve into the components of such instruction, discuss how to incorporate real-world skill training within academic settings, and explore effective community-based instruction and collaboration. Full of strategies, tools, and advice, Footsteps Toward the Future is both a valuable resource on real-world curricula and a “must-have” addition to every educator’s instructional planning toolkit.

  • Chapter 1: An Overview of Real-World Curricular Approaches
  • Chapter 2: Real-World Components in Practice
  • Chapter 3: Real-World Curriculum Meets Content Area Instruction
  • Chapter 4: A Real-World Curriculular Approach in Community-Based Settings
  • Chapter 5: Working Together to Promote a Real-World Curriculum
  • Conclusion: Five Years Later

Emily C. Bouck Associate Professor, Special Education Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education College of Education Michigan State University Erickson Hall - 620 Farm Lane, Room 349A East Lansing, MI 48824


Teresa Taber-Doughty Professor, Special Education Department of Educational Studies College of Education Purdue University 100 N. University Street West Lafayette, IN 47907


Melissa N. Savage Doctoral Student Department of Educational Studies College of Education Purdue University 100 N. University Street West Lafayette, IN 47907


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