ERIC Number: ED211683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Interpersonal Skill Training to Facilitate the Employment of Handicapped Students.
Flugman, Bert; And Others
A curriculum development project was carried out during 1979-81 to develop a teaching tool to be used to improve interpersonal skills of disabled community college students. The emphasis was on developing skills that can be used in obtaining and maintaining employment. The main activity of the project was to prepare a field-tested manual for use by student personnel staffs in training disabled students in higher-order interpersonal skills. The manual was written after a literature review to identify various approaches to interpersonal skill training. The first draft of the manual was organized around the following four elements: micro skills, complex interactions, work-related encounters, and critical situations. In the draft manual, each skill area was defined, the importance of its acquisition elaborated upon, and specific methods of training for its acquisition described. The manual also included applications of the skills to social, school, and other nonemployment situations. Real-life situations were provided as examples for practice in using the skills. The manual was field tested at three community colleges selected because of their known commitment to disabled students. As a result of the field testing, the manual was revised in format to that of a workbook to allow active participation; a standard chapter format that emphasized the importance of skill development was created; and a seven-page leaders' introduction was added, along with other substantial changes. The product of the study is the field tested manual, which can be used by college guidance and student personnel staffs. (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, College Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Disabilities, Employment Potential, Field Tests, Guides, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Material Development, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Note: For a related document see ED 199 530.