Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the implementation of five life skill components of Brolin’s (1979) Life Centered Career Education (LCCE) program in Basic Education classrooms in school districts in the province of British Columbia (BC), Canada. Using a case study approach (Yin, 2014), LCCE Knowledge Battery pre-test was administered to a group of students with varying severity of intellectual, social, and physical disabilities. Working with school staff, families, and the community, workshops on counting money, responsible expenditures, banking, housing, and healthy living was implemented in an attempt to improve student achievement on final examinations, student self-efficacy and self-determination, and to help students develop employability skills. Analysis of the results indicated most students improved in all five areas. The LCCE is described and analyzed and specific examples are provided to explicate the methods used in this study.

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