ERIC Number: ED190783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Essential Living Skills: Welcome to the Real World.
Needham, Dorothy L.
Designed for use in the classroom, by counselors, or as a self-study unit, this curriculum guide is for the fifteen- to twenty-year-old considering moving from home for the first time who is considered a slow learner. It explores eight units of study for essential living skills, each in the form of an instructional unit. Each unit is divided into sub-units and is so designed that students can work at their own pace. Within each unit are unit outlines, behavioral objectives, suggested activities for teacher and student, information sheets, self-help tests and self-help answers, and unit tests and unit test answers. Units cover living skills, such as cooking, sewing, clothing care, auto maintenance, and basic consumer knowledge. Specific topics include (1) things to do before leaving home; (2) the first home away from home; (3) clothing purchase, care, and maintenance; (4) physical, mental, and emotional health; (5) the kitchen (cooking); (6) care of a car; (7) major purchases; and (8) common sense knowledge (telephone, door-to-door salespersons, neighbors, and job). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Clothing Instruction, Consumer Education, Cooking Instruction, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Health, Home Economics Skills, Homemaking Skills, Housing, Independent Study, Learning Activities, Maintenance, Motor Vehicles, Sewing Instruction, Slow Learners, Telephone Usage Instruction, Tests, Units of Study, Young Adults
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburg State Univ., KS.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to colored paper. Guide prepared at the Vocational Curriculum Dissemination Center.