ERIC Number: ED196863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-15
Reference Count: 0
Functional Life Skills Project. Project Termination Report. 1977-1979.
Gerboc, Ronald E.
A report is presented on a two-year project developed by the Cleveland Public Schools to develop and pilot-test a "packaged" curriculum model designed to support both the basic and functional skill development of high school students in each of five major content areas--English, social studies, mathematics, science, and technical-vocational education. The objective of this undertaking was to assist teachers in helping students master skills basic to the successful functioning in society. A preliminary needs assessment study revealed marginal literacy among some high school graduates. Thirty individual lesson packets were developed. The packets addressed such topics as using credit, job preparation, using telephone directories, and paying taxes. This report includes descriptions of the project goals and outcomes and a discusssion of the performance objectives for each phase of the project. An evaluation of every facet of the project is appended as well as examples of the contents of the Functional Life Skills packets. (JD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Employment Potential, Functional Literacy, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Application, Job Skills, Language Arts, Mathematical Applications, Practical Arts, Program Content, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Div. of Research and Development.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cleveland)