ERIC Number: ED229625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Skills for Living. A Curriculum Framework for Young People in Further Education with Moderate Learning Difficulties. A Special Needs Document.
Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
This document suggests a curriculum framework to assist teachers, college managers, advisors, and others interested in extending curriculum development and implementation for young people (aged 16 to 19) in further education with moderate learning difficulties. The need for this report is outlined, and the target group is defined. A framework is then suggested for a curriculum that incorporates three elements: work preparation, learning to cope, and using free time. Steps in the curriculum design process are outlined. Learning "webs" are provided which show the content to be considered under each aim in the curriculum. Topics and activities appropriate to the needs and abilities of the age group accompany each web, together with selected examples of materials found useful by staff working with these young people. The report concludes with case studies of four young people for whom such learning programs would be appropriate. Where possible, an indication is given of the teaching and other strategies used by staff working with them, and documents used in their institutions are included. Appendixes include listings of aims and objectives which might be used in a vocational preparation course and of publishers of relevant materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Emotional Problems, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Leisure Time, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain