ERIC Number: ED247678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Community Entry Skills Program. Summary.
Splett, L. A.
The report summarizes findings and recommendations of a project designed to promote transfer of training in basic skills from school to community for mildly retarded secondary students. Project objectives (including learning to drive, read schedules, work with others, and shop for groceries) are listed along with brief discussions of staffing, curriculum, and evaluation methods. Among evaluation results presented are that students demonstrated improved attitudes about their own self worth, decisionmaking, and problem solving; and students demonstrated practical application of the skills trained. Cited are findings regarding academic achievement, student attitudes, and attitudes toward the world of work. Among recommendations offered are the review of student selection procedures for alternate programs, the training of school personnel in procedures for altering student attitudes to the work world, and examining the practicality of transfer programs for rural areas. (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 170 021.