ERIC Number: ED167932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-4
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ADAPT: Alternative Direction for Adjustment and Personal Training, Part 1 and 2.
Hannafin, Michael J.
This program description and evaluation outlines the first year of operating ADAPT (Alternative Direction for Adjustment and Personal Training), an interdisciplinary four-hour daily approach to "total education" for behaviorally/emotionally handicapped high school students. It describes the program's curriculum, which provides a values orientation to the individually tailored academic, vocational, interpersonal, and field education courses. After describing the program's background, philosophy and purpose, the paper discusses: student identification and placement; staff characteristics; classroom management; parent participation; curriculum and class credits; counseling services for students, teachers, and families; and administrative considerations. The report favorably evaluates the program both subjectively and objectively. Subjectively, it surveys faculty, administrators, parents, and students; objectively, it compares data for attendance, suspensions, and disruptive incidents. (LJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Gilbert Public Schools, AZ.
Authoring Institution: N/A