ERIC Number: ED305817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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Unpanned Gold: A Four-Year Secondary Program Designed To Direct Learning Disabled Students To Achieve Fullest Potential in Furthering Education.
Brown, Delanne Abbott; DeRusha, Earl A.
The paper describes a 4-year secondary program for learning-disabled students which combines special education and guidance. A teacher from each discipline uses a combined approach for postsecondary preparation programming for the students. The program focuses on building self-esteem, motivation, trust, and respect. The program is described in terms of: (1) problem/need; (2) purpose, goal, and objectives; (3) student characteristics; (4) procedure; (5) evaluation; and (6) adaptation. Central to the program are eight "building blocks" which include helping students recognize their individual learning style, building organizational skills, developing study skills, utilizing computers for word processing, and learning to use compensatory strategies. Program evaluation data suggest that students are applying, are being accepted, and are attending postsecondary programs. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 3-7, 1989).