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ERIC Number: ED324868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Pages: 432
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Improving Community-Based Instruction Project: Final Report.
McDonnell, John
The final report describes activities of the Improving Community-Based Instruction Project, which conducted research to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of training in community settings with individuals with severe disabilities. Three areas of research were undertaken: (1) studies of the influence of the location of instruction on the acquisition and generalization of community activities; (2) studies on strategies for establishing reliable stimulus control of student responses in community settings; and (3) studies on the impact of various strategies for building performance of complex chains of behavior. The project also developed procedural manuals to assist practitioners in developing community-based and classroom-based instructional programs. The report lists project objectives and briefly reports project activities and accomplishments. Among conclusions are the need for more comparative research on effectiveness of commonly recommended instructional strategies; examination of strategies leading to the adoption of validated techniques by practitioners; and research on instructional strategies to enhance maintenance of performance in community settings. Much of the document consists of attachments including the specific reports for studies in the three designated research areas, the two procedural manuals, and a program analysis form. Contains 34 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Special Education.
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