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ERIC Number: EJ988331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1478-8497
Keeping Students Engaged in School through the UK-I-Can Program
Edwards, Steven W.; Edwards, Rebecca
International Journal on School Disaffection, v4 n1 p14-21 2006
The UK-I-Can Program is an adaptation of the Amer-I-Can Program, introduced in 1988 to help individuals meet their full potential and improve the quality of their lives. The focus of the program is equipping young people with life management skills necessary to lead fulfilling and productive lives, based on the belief that individuals' self-esteem is raised only when they improve their lives and achieve success through self determination (Edwards and Edwards 2003). In 2005, the Amer-I-Can curriculum was adapted to meet the cultural and academic needs of the United Kingdom, and was piloted as the UK-I-Can Program at St. Benedict Catholic School in Derby, England. This article highlights the results of that pilot project and the impacts of the UK-I-Can Program on a sample of 30 students at that school. These findings will have implications for further implementation in schools in the United Kingdom. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)