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ERIC Number: ED014538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A COOPERATIVE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM FOR RETARDED YOUTH. PART I, THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF THE COOPERATIVE WORK-STUDY PROGRAM.
EDDY, MAX; AND OTHERS
A STUDY WAS INITIATED IN 1963 TO (1) DEVELOP A PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTION USING THE COOPERATIVE WORK-STUDY METHODOLOGY, (2) TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH PROGRAMS AS A MEANS OF TRAINING AND PLACING RETARDED YOUTH IN JOBS, AND (3) DEVELOP CRITERIA FOR PREDICTING THE SUCCESS OF RETARDED PUPILS IN COOPERATIVE WORK STUDY AND IN EMPLOYMENT. THE POPULATION CONSISTED OF 96 EDUCABLE MENTALLY RETARDED STUDENTS FROM THREE EVANSVILLE, INDIANA HIGH SCHOOLS. RANDOMLY SELECTED CONTROL GROUPS OF 20 AND 17 WERE SELECTED FROM CENTRAL AND BOSSE HIGH SCHOOLS. THE REMAINDER, INCLUDING 13 STUDENTS FROM NORTH HIGH, SERVED AS THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. THE CONTROL GROUPS WERE SCHEDULED FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, PRACTICAL ARTS, AND STUDY HALL. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WAS SCHEDULED FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, MATHEMATICS, RELATED INFORMATION, AND WORK EXPERIENCE. SOME CONCLUSIONS WERE -- (1) TEACHERS, COORDINATORS, AND EMPLOYERS ATTEST TO GENERAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE GROUP, (2) WITH ADEQUATE PUBLICITY, PERSONAL CONTACTS, AND UNDERSTANDING, EMPLOYERS RESPOND WELL TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE, (3) THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS AT THE STATE LEVEL, (4) THE DISCIPLINE FOR WHICH A COORDINATOR IS RECRUITED DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE CRITICAL, (5) SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ARE NECESSARY, AND (6) PROGRESS OF THE TRAINEES APPEARED TO BE SERIOUSLY IMPAIRED BY INTERRUPTION OF THE TRAINING PROCESS. SAMPLES OF FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONAL INFORMATION ARE GIVEN IN THE APPENDIX. PART II OF THE REPORT IS ALSO AVAILABLE (VT 000 840). (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., IN.; Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. School of Technology.
Identifiers: INDIANA; Indiana (Evansville)