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ERIC Number: ED264661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Using Successful Independent Living Training Competencies in the Secondary Schools to Ease Handicapped Students' Transition from School to the World of Work and the Community. Final Report.
Razeghi, Jane Ann; And Others
The final report describes accomplishments of a project to identify specific competencies perceived by independent living trainers as necessary to effectively teach secondary level handicapped students in an independent living center. A systematic methodology was employed to identify and categorize the competencies drawn from the reports of both effective and ineffective incidents of teaching behavior from trainers currently teaching at independent living centers. The first of two project phases, competency determination, focused on determining teaching competencies in the transition from school to work and the community for handicapped individuals, aged 16-21, by trainers who are themselves teaching in an independent living setting. During the second phase, competency organization and evaluation, an evaluation of the relative importance of each competency and suggestions for their categorization were received from judges who are experts in independent living. Ss were from 18 independent living centers. Two data producing instruments were developed and used in the investigation. The questionnaire was developed using procedures outlined in the critical incident technique. This research technique outlined procedures for collecting and analyzing critical behaviors in defined situations. The statements of competencies that were identified in the determination phase constituted the nucleus of the questionnaire to be used in the competency evaluation phase. The bulk of the report is composed of appended material, including sample forms and letters and a state-by-state compilation of independent living centers that responded to the study survey. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, Inc., Washington, DC.