ERIC Number: ED202984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Curricular Model for Preservice Training of Alternative Living Arrangement Direct Service Personnel. Final Report. 1978 Pennsylvania State Plan.
Fiorelli, Joseph S., Ed.
A project was conducted in Pennsylvania to develop a stable and competent pool of Alternative Living Arrangement (ALA) direct service personnel to serve all developmentally disabled individuals in need of such services. This goal was to be accomplished through meeting the following process objectives: (1) conducting a comprehensive inventory of existing ALA training resources offered in Pennsylvania; (2) developing a continuing education curricular model for preparing preservice personnel to become direct service ALA personnel; and (3) developing a plan for implementing the preservice ALA curricular model within the state's system of higher education. The report describes the composite procedures used and thoughts and impressions gained during the process described. After the project overview, chapter 2 describes the methodology used to achieve the stated objectives. Chapter 3 discusses the role of the resident advisor, as conceptualized for future service provision. The competencies deemed necessary to perform the function of a resident advisor are identified in chapter 4, along with the rationale for using a competency-based approach. The model curriculum is described in chapter 5 which integrates the role and competencies into a cohesive package, taking into consideration individual program needs and possible course offerings. Issues relating to teaching styles and program evaluation are presented in chapters 6 and 7. Finally, a bibliography of resource materials identified during the course of the project is provided in chapter 8. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Research, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Developmental Disabilities, Group Homes, Higher Education, Mental Health Programs, Needs, Normalization (Handicapped), Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Developmental Disabilities Center.
Identifiers: Mental Health Workers; Pennsylvania
Note: Parts of this paper were presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency (5th, Jerusalem, Israel, August 1979) and the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Mental Deficiency (103rd, Miami Beach, FL, May 1979). Sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.