ERIC Number: ED250543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Michigan Life Role Competencies. Special Education Edition.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
This competency listing presents the 42 employability and occupational, personal and family management, civic and social responsibility, and aesthetic and humanistic appreciation skills that are needed by secondary special education students, as they were determined during the Michigan Life Role Competencies (MLRC) Project. (The MRLC Project was an undertaking designed to provide a framework for studying the secondary school curriculum, for verifying student attainment of life role skills, and for exploring ways to improve all Michigan secondary schools.) Included in the first section of the listing are eight skills and subskills dealing with such areas of employability and occupational preparation as using communications, mathematics, and critical thinking skills; understanding the roles that values and attitudes play in employment; comprehending career requirements for areas of personal choice; and determining career opportunities that are consistent with individual abilities and values. The second section outlines 12 different skills and the various subskills of these that secondary school students will need to master if they are to meet their eventual civic and social responsibilites. Enumerated in the third section are the 14 areas in which students must develop skills in order to develop adequate aesthetic and humanistic appreciations. The final section presents the eight skills and numerous subskills that were identified in the study as being essential to personal and family management. (MN)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Citizenship Responsibility, Communication Skills, Competence, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Employment Potential, Family Life, Home Management, Homemaking Skills, Humanistic Education, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Secondary Education, Skill Analysis, Social Responsibility, Special Education, Special Needs Students
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan; Michigan Life Role Competencies Project