ERIC Number: ED247677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Community Entry Skills Program.
Splett, L. A.
The evaluation determined the success of a program designed to effect high transfer of skills among educable mentally handicapped students in grades 7-10. The 3-year program employed a community worker to help promote practical application of skills to the community setting. Measurements of change in academic achievement and attitudes were combined with subjective assessment of student independent functioning. Results suggested that transfer of skills to practical situations was highly successful, that personal attitudes changed in a positive manner, but that world of work attitudes changed in a negative manner. Little difference was found between experimental and control Ss in acquisition of basic skills, attendance, percentage attrition rates, and parental support. Despite positive changes noted, the study notes that the modifications required, number of person hours, and specificity of training resulted in an extremely expensive approach in terms of success measured. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning Services Branch.
Authoring Institution: Rocky Mountain School Div. #15, Rocky Mountain Home (Alberta).
Note: For a related document, see EC 170 022.