ERIC Number: ED233537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the SED Program for Young Adults: 1980-81 School Year. A Special Study in Special Education.
Enell, Nancy C.
Evaluation of the 1-year program for approximately 25 seriously emotionally disturbed older adolescents involved a review of the program design (objectives and organization), the planning process, interviews with staff, and analysis of data about student progress. Interviews were conducted with 11 staff members to elicit information on such topics as staff preparation and training, curriculum and instruction, and work experience for students. Among findings from interviews were that staff strongly supported the seven program objectives and identified four needs of students (such as a structured environment) and five additional objectives (such as survival skill development). Results indicated that teachers used the special education instructional materials center heavily to provide for individual student abilities; and that six students were successfully mainstreamed into the high school. Student data were gathered on enrollment, attendance, behavior levels, achievement, and placement. Among findings from student data were that attendance was variable, that the average student had achievement scores typical of fifth or sixth grade students, and that intervention of 1 or 2 years can be effective in preparing the students for regular school or work. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.
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