ERIC Number: ED244490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-29
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Career and Life Skills for Handicapped Youth through a Specialized Instructional Program in the Arts. Final Report.
National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
The report describes achievements of a 3-year program designed to teach career and life skill objectives to moderately and severely handicapped youth through arts strategies. Activities are summarized for each project year, beginning with hiring staff and identifying personnel and students at model sites (year 1); providing inservice training based on the developed materials and collecting and reviewing field test data (year 2); and identifying career opportunities in the arts for moderately and severely handicapped youth (year 3). Final products, including a field tested edition of a guide to help regular and special educators infuse the arts into their regular independent living program for handicapped adolescents, are described. Nearly one half of the document is composed of an evaluation report presenting data collected in year 3 on attitudes of cooperating teachers, adaptive behavior levels of participants, and teacher evaluations of the project's curriculum guide. Among conclusions are that teacher attitudes were very positive but showed very little change during the use of the curriculum and that students in five of six project sites showed increases on most of the behavioral domains measured by the American Association on Mental Deficiency Adaptive Behavior Scales. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 162 793 and EC 162 822.