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ERIC Number: ED436697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-19
Pages: 14
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Lifeskills Education: Perceived Effectiveness of a 4-H Out-of-School Program.
Garland, Teresa
The primary purpose of the investigation discussed in this paper is to determine the perceived effectiveness of a life skills education program for youth. During an eight-week summer day camp program, youth in grades kindergarten through fifth participated in 28 hours of life skills education focusing on relating and caring. Fifteen skills were assessed. Data were collected from 18 youth participants, 13 parents, and 13 classroom teachers. Youth participants responded to questions about their perception of improvements in 15 specific life skill areas. Parents responded to questions concerning their perceptions of the effectiveness of the life skills education program in teaching their children the same 15 skills. As a follow-up, classroom teachers rated the abilities of those students in each of the 15 life skills. Results indicate that all students felt they had improved in most of the skill areas. Parents perceived the program to be effective in teaching the 15 life skills to their children. Classroom teachers reported that the children participating in the summer day camp program performed above average in 12 of the 15 skill areas. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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