ERIC Number: ED331262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Community-Based Instruction. Research Brief for Teachers, Brief T4.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
The research brief on community-based instruction for individuals with severe disabilities is based on a manual for practitioners titled "Designing Community-Based Instructional Programming" developed at the University of Utah. The manual stresses the importance of preparing students for community participation by providing instruction in the community environment. General case programming is recommended as a framework for identifying the range of variation across sites, thus increasing the generalizability of instruction. The method involves the following steps: (1) analyze performance demands; (2) select training sites for instruction; (3) sequence sites and tasks for instruction; (4) conduct baseline probes; (5) select a chaining strategy; (6) select an assistance strategy; (7) develop a correction procedure; and (8) organize data collection and monitor student performance. A sample data recording form is included. Includes 13 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Community Programs, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization, Instructional Design, Severe Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Training Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A product of the ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination. This research brief was abstracted from "The Improving Community-Based Instruction Project: Final Report" by John McDonnell; see ED 324 868.