ERIC Number: ED204962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Creating Enrichment Trips for Your Handicapped Students.
Barber, Robert M.; Parker, James L. F.
The paper describes "enrichment trips" in which disadvantaged handicapped students travel to various parts of the country to broaden students' awareness. Students had to earn their way through regular attendance, appropriate school behavior, academic achievement, and active participation in fund raising for the trip. Students and teachers worked together after the trip to develop an audiovisual program. Trip management principles that proved helpful included keeping the students busy in enrichment activities, publishing a precise trip agenda for parents, and selecting appropriate chaperones. Money saving ideas included writing to Chamber of Commerce offices, working with public school cafeteria services to pack breakfast food, and using vacant military barracks for accommodations. Money making suggestions, such as working with local civic clubs for contributions and applying for unspent United Way emergency funds, are also made. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981, Session Th-84).