ERIC Number: ED231962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Community Based Learning. Adaptation for Handicapped Students. Vocational Investigation and Placement Demonstration Project.
Graffam, Molly; Bagley, Keith
Community-based learning (CBL) is a prevocational program that provides opportunities for career exploration. This publication outlines the particular adaptations that need to be made to the original CBL model to meet the needs of handicapped students. A flow chart of the CBL process and a CBL program overview are provided. CBL is then discussed as part of the total educational program for handicapped students. Staff development is considered, as are these topics regarding community resource development: selecting resource persons, orienting and analyzing resource sites, and developing the resource guide. Pre-enrollment activities and the referral process are also briefly described. Detailed descriptions follow of the adaptations regarding learning coordination for each task area: assessment, orientation to program, program sketch and project plan, phone calls and orientation visits, exploration sites, progress monitoring, credit assignment, group activities, and individual meetings. Coordination with the Special Education Department is touched upon and followed by suggestions for evaluation and data collection. Two case studies are provided. Appendixes, amounting to approximately two-fifths of the publication, include sample forms and instruments for CBL. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Vocational Education.; Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Bonny Eagle High School, West Buxton, ME.