Study of the effectiveness of paraliturgical experiences in comparison with classroom instruction as a means of preparation of the mentally retarded for mass participation
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- Education; People with mental disabilities; Religious education
Liturgy is an essential part of the Christian message. As Carter states: "The child who is taught to live the liturgy comes to live the life of Christ, for the liturgy not only teaches about Christ, it gives what it teaches: Christ Himself. It is the purpose of this paper to determine the effectiveness of the paraliturgy as a preparation for Liturgy for the mentally retarded child, as compared to classroom instruction as a preparation for Liturgy for the mentally retarded child.