ERIC Number: ED333667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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StudyWorks! A Model Project Establishing a Coalition between Two Diverse Groups of Exceptional Children.
Metzger, Rebecca Griffeth
The StudyWorks Project was a 1-year unit of study designed for implementation with gifted/talented (G/T) students and developmentally handicapped (DH) students. The project involved four major areas of study (economic development, career education, social/interpersonal skills, and health/nutrition) and provided practical application of these areas of study. The practical application component consisted of planning, implementing, and maintaining a nutritious snack bar to serve intermediate-grade students during cafeteria lunch periods. The G/T class, consisting of seven third- and fourth-grade students, and the DH class, consisting of six fourth- and fifth-grade students, completed the units of study as separate classes and worked cooperatively on the snack bar project. This paper describes the project's rationale, content, goals and objectives for each unit of study, and procedures. The paper offers specific examples of procedures used in many aspects of program development and implementation: consultant support; funding; business plan; research; product selection; location; equipment; personnel; training; implementation; public relations; support study units; project closure, evaluations, and projections; and awards banquet. Appendices contain project forms and budgetary information. (13 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Study Works Project OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991).