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ERIC Number: ED481853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 189
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-983-9
Community-Based Instruction: A Guidebook for Teachers.
Beakley, Barbara A.; Yoder, Sandy L.; West, Lynda L.
This guide is intended to provide teachers of student with disabilities with resources, ideas, and procedures in implementing community-based instruction (CBI). The first chapter defines CBI, explains its importance, differentiates CBI from field trips, discusses appropriate CBI participants and stakeholders, and reviews the research on CBI. Chapter 2 focuses on expectations for CBI including expected outcomes, expectations for students, expectations for families, expectations for communities, and how expected outcomes of CBI respond to school reform issues. The following chapter considers procedures for program implementation including 10 steps to utilizing CBI, CBI sites for older students, and necessary resources and support systems. Chapter 4 considers the school and classroom component of CBI such as application of the general curriculum and alternative curriculum approaches and the transition portion of the Individualized Education Program. The following chapter focuses on development of independence and self-determination skills as well as natural environments for CBI and transfer of skills from classroom to community. Chapter 6 addresses issues concerned with evaluation of CBI programs, noting important evaluation questions and how to use assessment information to show accountability. The last two chapters focus on maintaining and generalizing community skills and the dynamics of community-based instruction, respectively. Appendices include a variety of sample forms. A CD-ROM containing the appendix files is also included.(Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5704 ( Stock No. P5630). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Accompanying CD-ROM not available from ERIC.