ERIC Number: ED361992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
A Functional Curriculum Designed To Serve Students with Severe Behavior Problems.
Reganick, Karol A.
This paper describes a functional educational curriculum for students with severe behavior disorders within a hospital setting. The program stressed the meeting of individual needs while using an established, accredited curriculum. Curriculum development considerations discussed include the curriculum's philosophical base, developmental procedures, curriculum design, and preliminary evaluation. The program developed has three objectives: (1) reduction of problem behaviors, (2) development of employability skills, and (3) development of positive lifestyle changes. These objectives are developed through three phases: agriculture therapy (which provides multi-modal education and an introduction to vocational therapy); business partnerships in which students sample various types of jobs; and on-the-job training. Integration with academic instruction is also stressed during all three phases. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Basic Skills, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Hospitalized Children, Job Training, Prevocational Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary School Students, Severe Disabilities, Therapy, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A