ERIC Number: ED204888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Use of the Individualized Education Plan and Project Adventure to Modify the Educational, Behavioral and Attitudinal Problems of Youthful Offenders.
McCloud, Barbara K.
Characteristics of youthful offenders are described, and the role of the individualized education program (IEP) in a training school is considered. The bulk of the paper discusses Project Adventure, a therapeutic program for offenders which emphasizes physical fitness games, risk taking activities, initiative taking, and group cooperation to solve problems. The rope activities begin on the ground and progress to 30 to 40 feet off the ground. After the activities, staff encourages the group to express feelings and examine reactions. Students keep a journal and are given a test on related terms and safety factors. Activities develop trust and self concept as well as help to fulfill some of the students' attention seeking needs, reduce aggressive behavior, and develop concern for others. Sample IEPs are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Adventure
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session M-8). Appendix C contains marginal print.