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ERIC Number: ED445455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-1
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a High School Curriculum That Promotes Self-Determination and Independence Skills.
Paraschiv, Irina
This paper discusses the development of the Basic Skills Model, a theoretical framework that has enabled North Carolina educators to propose to the Department of Public Instruction the development of a curriculum for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. The curriculum is designed to enable students to gain the necessary skills to cope with various unexpected, difficult situations and promote independent and self-determined behavior. The main outline of the curriculum is presented and includes the development of skills in the following areas: (1) self-knowledge; (2) assertiveness training; (3) problem solving skills; (4) self-advocacy skills; and (5) leadership skills. Current trends in the field of developmental disabilities are discussed and 25 elements of self-determination are listed. Appendices also include a list of personal outcome measures, the skills model, North Carolina graduation and course of study requirements, and principles of the occupational course of study on self-advocacy and problem solving. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina