ERIC Number: ED249737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Investigating the Problem of Skill Generalization. 2nd Edition.
Billingsley, Felix; And Others
The booklet describes studies undertaken by the Washington Research Organization (UWRO) to examine generalization processes with severely handicapped students. Section one provides background information on the UWRO, including UWRO's advisory committee, communication with other institutes for research in education of the severely handicapped, and administration and management approaches. Section two reviews basic research concepts (skill generalization and instructional programing for generalization) and the methodology to be used in the studies. In section three, four different approaches to the generalization process are addressed: an ecological approach to describing and then changing conditions within the educational environment; a performance pattern approach to describing and matching individual learning characteristics and instructional techniques; a self-control approach to teaching severely handicapped individuals to manage their own behavior; and secondary/post-secondary transition investigations on teaching strategies to improve generalization in the transition from school to community and work environments. A final section, section four, briefly discusses the contribution to educational practice of the four approaches. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Washington Research Organization.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 234 573. For literature review, see EC 170 050.