ERIC Number: ED404753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Survival Skills: A Guide to Making It on Your Own. Connections: Linking Work and Learning Series.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This guidebook offers suggestions for teaching survival skills to students. It provides strategies for implementing key elements of an approach to learning survival skills that engages students as active, self-directed learners in the community. The guidebook is designed to help educators link students to resources in the community so that they will learn and use survival skills, which in turn will help them achieve their goals and lead independent lives. Part 1 discusses different survival skills, the reasons for teaching them, the ways in which the learning of survival skills is structured, and who is involved. Part 2 describes how to structure instruction using the community as a resource for learning. The third part details useful tools for enhancing the following seven skill areas: mobility, shelter, health, financial dependence, self-awareness, communication, and community participation. Each skill area includes a list of suggested community certifiers. Samples of survival-skill activity plans and student fact sheets are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Career Planning, Communication Skills, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Education Work Relationship, Independent Living, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.