ERIC Number: ED344389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Community-Based Instruction: Its Origin and Description.
This book chapter puts community-based rehabilitation and community-based instruction in an historical perspective by describing a number of influential social, political, legal, technological, and philosophical factors that have shaped contemporary special and regular education. The characteristics of community-based instruction, community-based curricula, and community-based individualized education plans (IEPs) are discussed, as are methods for developing and implementing community-based instruction. Instructional techniques, ecological inventories, discrepancy analyses, and methods for rating the relative importance of skills are reviewed. The paper also discusses practical and logistical issues related to community-based instruction, as well as the need for effective team work among parents, teachers, and therapeutic personnel in establishing and conducting effective, individualized, community-based instruction. Guidelines for community-based research are also discussed. (85 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Community Programs, Curriculum, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Individualized Education Programs, Influences, Instructional Development, Normalization (Handicapped), Rehabilitation, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Baine, David, Ed. Instructional Environments for Learners Having Severe Handicaps; see EC 301 117.