ERIC Number: ED194739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Life Skills Diploma Program in an Urban Setting--A Model for Replication.
Rawlings, Lyngrid S.; Davison, Jean B.
The External High School Diploma (EHSD) Program is a specially developed program to grant credits to urban adults for skills developed through life experiences. This District of Columbia program is designed to grant credit for life experiences and career-related skills by documenting the levels of knowledge and skills adults have attained by negotiating the dynamics of their lives. Six steps are involved in the process: (1) initial interview, (2) diagnostic/screening (literacy self-portrait, Adult Performance Level 100-item assessment, Harrington O'Shea Career Decision Making), (3) conference (assessor and candidate), (4) assessment phase (38 Generalized Life Skills Competencies, Individualized Career/Technical Competencies), (5) post tasks-assessment conference, and (6) Board of Education (granting of high school diploma). Assessors follow up the progress of successful candidates every six months for three years. (The steps to developing both the life skills competencies and individualized career/technical competencies are also outlined. Following a listing of the generalized life skill competencies, separate attachments are a Cross-Reference List of EHSD Competencies with competencies from identified areas and a listing of Intellectual Complexity of the Assessment Tasks of the EHSD Program based on four different scales.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Life Skills
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (St. Louis, MO, November 3-7, 1980). For a related document see ED 185 422.