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ERIC Number: ED016075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-30
Pages: 48
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Reference Count: 0
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REVISED INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM FOR "SLOW-LEARNERS" TO IMPROVE THEIR JOB PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, A THREE PHASE STUDY.
SUTTON, JACK
THIS LONG-RANGE RESEARCH EFFORT INCLUDED THREE PHASES--(1) THE IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE CAPABILITIES OF SLOW LEARNERS AND DETERMINATION OF AVAILABLE JOBS AND SKILLS REQUIRED, (2) A REVISION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THIS GROUP, AND (3) FIELD TRIALS AND DEMONSTRATIONS. THE FIRST TWO PHASES INCLUDED A COMMUNITY SURVEY OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES, THE ORIENTATION OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE REVISION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM. ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, MAJOR COLLEGES, AND MANY PRIVATE AGENCIES WERE CONTACTED AND BOOKS AND RESOURCE UNITS WERE EXAMINED TO GAIN INFORMATION ON THE CURRICULUM MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR TRAINING THE SLOW LEARNER. A TOTAL PROGRAM SEQUENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WAS DETERMINED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL STUDENT LEVELS WHILE INTEGRATING VOCATIONAL AND GENERAL EDUCATION AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL. COUNSELORS AND DEANS IDENTIFIED 244 STUDENTS IN GRADES EIGHT, NINE, AND 10 TO TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM. A LIST OF 2,174 LOCAL JOB PLACEMENT POSSIBILITIES WAS COMPILED. DURING THE 1966-67 SCHOOL YEAR, 21 SLOW LEARNERS WERE PLACED ON LOCAL JOBS. POST-HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES FOR DROPOUTS, AND ADULT BASIC EDUCATION COURSES HAVE BEEN OFFERED SINCE 1965. PHASE III WAS TO INVOLVE FIELD TRIALS AND DEMONSTRATIONS BUT WAS AFFECTED BY A DECISION OF THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION NOT TO FUND CONTINUATION PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL YEAR 1967-68. THEREFORE, COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT WAS DELAYED BY AT LEAST 2 YEARS. THE APPENDIX INCLUDES AN OUTLINE AND FLOW-CHART OF THE TOTAL PROJECT. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Medford School District 549C, OR.
Identifiers: OREGON