ERIC Number: ED177337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Proud Option Project. Final Report.
Miller, Geoffrey Clark
Project Proud Option of Palmer, Massachusetts, had the following objectives: (1) develop and implement a system for assessing the functioning levels of handicapped students in institutional schools as these functional levels relate to already existing job task outlines and performance objectives; (2) develop new job opportunities within the community which would be appropriate to the functioning levels of students living in institutional schools; (3) develop curricula modifications which would be specifically designed to move students from their assessed functioning levels to those which must be attained in order to perform specific job tasks; and (4) develop and initiate a procedure which would insure the successful job placement of each institutional school student participating in the project who received a vocational education appropriate to his/her functioning level. A target population of 224 students between the ages of 14 and 22 was identified. Fourteen of these students were selected to receive training at a regional vocational-technical high school while the reamining 210 students received vocational training within the grounds of their own institution. The project produced two principal products: a Student Functional Profile (CE 022 948) and a Job Functional Profile (CE 022 947). Briefly, these two tools demonstrated that successful job placement requires that educators do not start with the student but with where they want to take him or her. (BM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Development, Difficulty Level, Educational Diagnosis, Individualized Programs, Institutionalized Persons, Job Analysis, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Skills, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alpha Group, Wellesley Hills, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts