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ERIC Number: ED018600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov-3
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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A PLAN FOR AN EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR RETARDED PUPILS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NEW JERSEY.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
THE GENERAL NATURE OF THE EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFEGUARDING THE TRAINEES' EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES AND PERSONAL SAFETY ARE PRESENTED. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR MENTALLY RETARDED STUDENTS AND DIFFERS FROM OTHER COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN OBJECTIVES AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES. OF PRIME IMPORTANCE IS THE WILLINGNESS OF INDUSTRY TO ACCEPT SUCH A PROGRAM. THE EMPHASIS IS ON ADJUSTMENT FROM FULL-TIME SCHOOL TO FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT IN NONSKILLED OCCUPATIONS. STUDENTS MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD AND INTERESTED IN PREPARING FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT. COOPERATING EMPLOYERS AND TRAINING STATIONS MUST MEET SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS SET BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND LABOR. THE TEACHER-COORDINATOR MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE VOCATIONAL DIVISION AND THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION. THE LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM IS DETERMINED LOCALLY AND, IDEALLY, HALF THE STUDENT'S TIME SHOULD BE SPENT ON THE JOB AND HALF IN SCHOOL. THE RELATED INSTRUCTION PROGRAM, PRESENTED IN THE SCHOOL, SHOULD PROVIDE INSTRUCTION IN OBTAINING AND HOLDING A JOB, BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL PATTERNS, AND SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE JOB. LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LABOR LAWS MUST BE OBSERVED. EMPLOYER AGREEMENT FORMS, A LIST OF TEACHER-COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES, AND STEPS FOR ORGANIZING A COOPERATIVE EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM IN CLASSES FOR THE RETARDED ARE INCLUDED. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
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