ERIC Number: ED105270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Project EVOLVE: Report of the Higginsville Adult Basic Education Project for Retarded Young Adults.
Higginsville State School and Hospital, MO.; Missouri State Dept. of Mental Health, Jefferson City.
Project EVOLVE is the last phase of a three-phase special Adult Basic Education (ABE) project, which provided cottage-homeliving and off-campus living experiences for approximately 60 students aged 16-26 who had the relatively greatest potential to succeed in the community. Project EVOLVE refined and disseminated materials and methods for use with other institutionalized as well as noninstitutionalized adults. The report gives an overview of the project with one-to-three page detailed descriptions of its various components: the ABE student; the token economy system; the cottage program; the academic program; the homeliving program; and the prevocational training program. The report also describes in detail the Higginsville State School and Hospital Behavioral Scale used to assess the behavior skills of ABE students before and during the program. In assessing the impact of the project on the project site, the report favorably cites: the development of a criterion referenced test to accompany the curriculum packages; the establishment of a line of communication between teachers and administrators; the formation of a resource team to assist the staff; and the designation of program coordinators for each of the various program areas. Six pages of related appendixes are included. (JR)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Behavior Change, Criterion Referenced Tests, Daily Living Skills, Individualized Instruction, Job Training, Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), On the Job Training, Residential Care, Residential Schools, Simulation, Social Adjustment, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higginsville State School and Hospital, MO.; Missouri State Dept. of Mental Health, Jefferson City.