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ERIC Number: ED016466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 5
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VOCATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR THE RETARDED.
BRICE, CARL R.
A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED IS BEING CARRIED ON AT THE MADISON (WISCONSIN) VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND ADULT SCHOOLS. THE TRAINEES MUST BE 17 YEARS OR OLDER, WITH AN IQ OF APPROXIMATELY 50-75. THE SCHOOL OF QUANTITY FOOD PREPARATION CONTRIBUTES GREATLY TO THIS PROGRAM, FOR WHILE IT MAINLY TEACHES CHEFS AND BAKERS, IT CAN ALSO PROVIDE TRAINING IN DISH RACKING, BUS BOY SERVICE, DISHWASHING MACHINE OPERATION, EQUIPMENT CARE AND CLEANING, AND STOCKROOM DUTIES. BY PRACTICING IN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA, THE STUDENTS LEARN IN A REAL BUT PROTECTED WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT HELPS THEM IN BOTH THEIR SOCIAL AND VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT. THIS TRAINING CAN BE APPLIED NOT ONLY IN THE FOOD AND RESTAURANT INDUSTRY, BUT ALSO IN HOSPITALS, LAUNDRIES, CANNERIES, AND THE LIKE. THE COURSE FURTHER INCLUDES INSTRUCTION IN SUCH PERSONAL NEEDS AS THE USE OF THE TELEPHONE AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, ATTENDING TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND INSURANCE REGULATIONS, USING LEISURE TIME AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, ETC. SEVERAL BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY PROVIDE TRAINEESHIPS. BOTH THE JOB PLACEMENT RATE AND JOB STABILITY HAVE BEEN HIGH. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "AMERICAN VOCATIONAL JOURNAL," VOLUME 41, NUMBER 5, MAY 1966. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.
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