ERIC Number: ED218904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Education of Mildly Handicapped Adolescent/Adult Students: The Infusion of Academic and Essential Living Skills.
The paper discusses the education of mildly handicapped students who will be able to live and work independently, but who will be unable to profit from a traditional high school program, postsecondary vocational training, or college. Three types of mildly handicapped adolescents are considered--students who lack adequate basic academic skills in reading and math, those who fail to generalize or apply knowledge to their lives as adults, and students who can not even learn information by rote. Project Price, a competency based approach to Life Centered Career Education, is proposed as an educational method for teaching daily living skills, personal-social skills, occupational guidance and preparation skills, and academics. Also mentioned is the Adult Performance Level project which regards problem solving and interpersonal relations as skills to be taught directly with a curriculum that infuses academic skills into areas of knowledge necessary for independent living. (SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Adult Performance Level; Project Price
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session W-69).