ERIC Number: ED456588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Services for Secondary Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Project ANCHOR.
Fagen, Stanley A.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of Project Anchor, a 3-year federally funded model demonstration project that was created to address how service providers, families, employers, and the community could work together to improve educational services and results for secondary students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The program was implemented at the Mark Twain School in Rockville, Maryland, and achieved many positive outcomes. Key to project success was the involvement of students and families in the assessment and planning process and professional development activities. The project's achievements included: (1) the development and use of a self-determination curriculum resulting in demonstrated increases in students' self-determination abilities; (2) the creation of a career education department; (3) the development of integrated academic and vocational curriculum; and (4) increased youth development activities and student participation. The report includes an explanation of the program's development, an overview of the Mark Twain Self-Determination Curriculum, a description of the implementation of the Career Education program, and a description of the character education components of the program. Extensive appendices include evaluation materials, an explanation of the level system and rewards for behavior management, and a description of the strategic plan. (References are provided throughout the document.) (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Career Education, Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Ethics, Field Experience Programs, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Self Determination, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.