ERIC Number: ED191245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Model Program for Teenage Youth: First Year Evaluation of Knowledge Development.
Pooley, Richard C.
Progress in the second 6 months of a program development model for learning disabled (LD) and emotionally disturbed (ED) adolescents is reported. The program is designed to teach ED and LD children necessary work skills so that they can become productive members of society. Three methods are under investigation: (1) use of audio/visual resources and materials, (2) use of simulated work experiences, and (3) use of community resources to expose students to career fields. Results have shown that the third method is not appropriate for this population. The self concept scores of Ss who received this treatment did not improve whereas scores of Ss receiving the other two treatments did show gains. A positive self concept was identified as an absolute prerequisite to success in life. Among recommendations were that salaries should be attractive and that the project should begin small and grow based on experience. (Extensive data analysis charts and supporting materials are included.) (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Manpower Services Council, Richmond, VA.
Authoring Institution: James Barry-Robinson Inst., Norfolk, VA.