ERIC Number: ED345008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking Up for Yourself (Self-Advocacy). How To Plan and Run Courses That Really Help.
Cook, Sherry; Nicolls, Beryl, Ed.
This guide is part of a package developed for people with disabilities and professionals wishing to conduct advocacy courses by Skills for People, a British advocacy group. The guide contains 13 sections: (1) why this guide was written; (2) how to use this guide; (3) how to have good meetings; (4) checklist for genuine involvement; (5) checklist of things to decide and do when planning a course; (6) getting started--the planning team; (7) planning the course in detail; (8) program matters; (9) administrative matters; (10) calendar of when things need to be done; (11) running the course; (12) looking back and looking ahead--evaluation; and (13) follow on--how to build on this experience. Twelve appendices are included: (1) "Eighteen Steps to a Better Meeting," (Doyle, Straus); (2) venues; (3) working together in small groups; (4) possible topics for the course; (5) presentations; (6) learning by doing; (7) tips to help the individual speak for him- or herself; (8) sample of brief course outline; (9) sample of detailed course outline; (10) blank detailed outline form; (11) sample of publicity leaflet/registration form; and (12) some "bad" things that might happen if the course is good. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Educational Planning, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Participation, Physical Disabilities, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Publicity, Scheduling, Self Advocacy, Small Group Instruction, Speech Skills
Skills for People, Haldane House, Tankerville Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AH, England, United Kingdom (guide, videotape, and audiocassettes; Braille version available upon request).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Skills for People, Newcastle upon Tyne (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, Baring Foundation, Spastics Society--North East Region and REPLAN--Northern Council on Further Education.