ERIC Number: ED204947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Design for Vocational and Necessary Cognitive Education for Secondary Emotionally Disturbed Students.
Adams, William H.; Bielicki, Raymond J.
The paper describes Project ADVANCE, a Behavior Management System which addressed the behavioral adjustment, academic performance, and vocational development needs of 44 emotionally disturbed students (between the ages of 14 and 20) in Salem County, New Jersey. Section I provides an introduction with information on project goals, the significance of results, and cost and exportability factors. Section II addresses the effectiveness/success of the project by outlining the purpose and objectives (to provide a program that modifies undesirable social behaviors); program activities (learner activities, teacher activities, use of traditional or nontraditional materials, special management plans, parent involvement); evaluation design; results; and analysis. Noted among findings are that there were significantly higher posttest scores concerning computational and communications skills, between three and four of the five targeted behaviors met the standard of 50% reduction in infractions during each of 3 years of the program, and the program met projected growth as measured by individualized education program standards and minimum classroom academic progress as set by instructors on a weekly basis. A final section discusses exportability in terms of the project's educational significance, target population, staffing and training requirements, materials, equipment, and facilities; minimum adoption or replication; replication costs; and special problems. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project ADVANCE
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981, Session T-11).