ERIC Number: ED201728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-13
Reference Count: 0
McBain, Susan L.; And Others
Project CLASS (Competency-Based Live-Ability Skills) uses a series of 60 modules to teach life survival skills to adults with low-level reading ability--especially Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language students. Two versions of the modules have been developed: one for use with teacher-directed instruction and another for independent study. Divided equally between Adult Performance Level (APL) level I (reading level grades 0-4) and level II (reading level grades 5-8), the modules cover basic survival competencies in these APL areas: consumer economics, government and law, health, community resources, occupational knowledge, and interpersonal relationships. (Module content and costs are also discussed.) A full-scale field test conducted at four sites found tremendously significant differences between the 728 treatment and 733 control students in percent of students mastering objectives. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Community Resources, Competency Based Education, Consumer Economics, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Government (Administrative Body), Health, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Modules, Legal Education, Occupational Information, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Validated Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Clovis Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: Adult Performance Level; Life Skills