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ERIC Number: ED016116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FOR MENTALLY RETARDED PUPIL-CLIENTS. SUMMARY OF FINAL REPORT.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
THIS PROJECT WAS INITIATED TO HELP PUBLIC SCHOOLS MEET SOME OF THE MAJOR REHABILITATION NEEDS OF MENTALLY RETARDED PUPILS THROUGH A COORDINATED PROGRAM OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY SPECIAL EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION. THE 24 STEPS IN THE PROJECT INCLUDED--(1) A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT OUTLINED INDIVIDUAL AGENCY AND RECIPROCAL RESPONSIBILITIES, (2) EXISTING AND PLANNED SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS WERE EVALUATED, AND SEVEN SCHOOLS WERE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE, (3) A STATE LEVEL RESOURCE COMMITTEE WAS APPOINTED, (4) ON THE BASIS OF A 57-ITEM EVALUATION, 3,636 PUPILS WERE REFERRED FOR SERVICE, (5) A VOCATIONAL APPRAISAL SERVED AS A BASIS FOR INDIVIDUALIZED PREVOCATIONAL TRAINING PLANS, (6) 771 PUPILS PARTICIPATED IN ON-CAMPUS TRAINING STATIONS, (7) LOCAL RESOURCE COMMITTEES HELPED DEVELOP WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS IN WHICH 636 PUPILS PARTICIPATED, (8) VOCATIONALLY ORIENTED CURRICULUM GUIDES WERE DEVELOPED IN THREE SCHOOLS, (9) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION ADJUSTMENT COUNSELORS WERE ASSIGNED, (10) JOB PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WERE DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT THE STATE, (11) FOLLOWUP SERVICES WERE PROVIDED, AND (12) A COOPERATIVE INSERVICE PERSONNEL TRAINING PROGRAM WAS INSTITUTED. THREE OF THE NINE CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) THE LENGTH OF TIME IN THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM WAS SIGNIFICANT AS IT RELATED TO JOB PLACEMENT, (2) THE PUPILS' IQ WAS NOT USEFUL IN PREDICTING SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT, AND (3) ON-THE-JOB TRAINING APPEARED TO BE A PRACTICAL APPROACH. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers: GEORGIA