ERIC Number: ED160795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Living Skills Center for the Visually Handicapped. Career Education Program Project Performance Reports.
Frederick Burk Foundation for Education, San Francisco, CA.
This annual report for fiscal year 1975 evaluates the performance of a program conducted by the Living Skills Center for the Visually Handicapped to enable a population of forty blind adults to be easily assimilated into the community and to increase their employability and contribution to society. Progress is assessed for activities in three areas of the six that are required to meet the program objective: (1) living skills, which overall showed significant gains from pre- to post-test levels, especially in cooking, cleaning, and financial management; (2) vocational training, which used a career development inventory and a vocational hierarchy (that contained four levels through which participants moved) to evaluate program participants and which provided job observation and special study sessions such as guest speakers and role playing to prepare participants for employment (fifteen of twenty-seven participants reached Level IV and are either in a work experience program or were then involved in job searching); and (3) recreation skills, which was the least productive area but will hopefully be developed in the future. The program is shown also to have accomplished its goals of serving as a model for other similar projects and of disseminating instructional materials and techniques that it developed. (ELG)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Competency Based Education, Daily Living Skills, Demonstration Programs, Employment Potential, Evaluation Methods, Failure, Information Dissemination, Job Skills, Program Evaluation, Recreational Programs, Skill Development, Success, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Frederick Burk Foundation for Education, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974