ERIC Number: ED263737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-28
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Adult Continuing Education Programs for Retarded Citizens.
Houchin, John F., Sr.; And Others
A program of continuing education was developed for institutionalized mentally retarded persons based on the premise that the clients would determine the direction and content of their education. The program involves a curriculum of academic subjects, electives, a student government, and a generic education program. There is a strong emphasis on human rights, independence, and personal choice. Although the process is slow, there is progress toward clients making the very difficult decision to attend continuing education in community settings. Initial program evaluation suggests that clients have become more aware of options, have experienced increased opportunities to make decisions in relation to these options, and have learned to live with the consequences of their decisions. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (109th, Philadelphia, PA, May 27-31, 1985).