ERIC Number: ED388836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Assisting At-Risk Populations. Secondary Learning Guide 11. Project Connect. Linking Self-Family-Work.
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
This competency-based secondary learning guide on assisting at-risk populations (dropouts and homeless people) is part of a series that are adaptations of guides developed for adult consumer and homemaking education programs. The guides provide students with experiences that help them learn to do the following: make decisions; use creative approaches to solve problems; establish personal goals; communicate effectively; and apply management skills to situations faced as an individual, family member, student, and worker. Each learning guide includes the following sections: a general introduction and guidelines for using the material; a checklist for users for advance planning; introduction to the guide; specified competencies, with student outcomes/evaluations, definitions, key ideas, teacher strategies/methods, suggested student activities, sample assessments, and supplementary resources. The following competencies are addressed in the dropout section: analyze reasons for dropping out of school, identify constructive ways to reinforce self-esteem, and identify sources of assistance for achieving personal goals. Seventeen supplements contain information and activity sheets on the following: dropout characteristics, reasons for dropping out, self-esteem, psychological needs, confidence, understanding others, and dropout agencies. A bibliography contains 23 items. The homeless section addresses these competencies: explain the circumstances contributing to homelessness; identify problems resulting from homelessness and possible solutions; describe ways homeless persons may seek to satisfy their human needs; and determine available sources of help for individuals and families facing homelessness. Twelve supplements contain information and activity sheets on the following: housing crises, spouse/partner abuse, poverty, satisfying human needs, empathy, and government sources of help. A bibliography contains 28 items. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Check Lists, Competence, Competency Based Education, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Help Seeking, Helping Relationship, Home Economics, Homeless People, Learning Activities, Pretests Posttests, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois