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ERIC Number: ED021046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 234
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Reference Count: 0
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A MODEL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE SLOW LEARNER.
KITZMILLER, RICHARD L.
THE TERM "SLOW LEARNER" IS USED IN THIS REPORT TO DESIGNATE THE 18 TO 20 PERCENT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO MEASURE APPROXIMATELY 50 TO 89 IQ ON INDIVIDUAL INTELLIGENCE TESTS. THE PURPOSES OF THE PROJECT WERE TO IDENTIFY AREAS OF VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY BEST SUITED TO THE ABILITIES AND INTERESTS OF THE SLOW LEARNER, ADOPT CRITERIA FOR OPTIMUM EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION, DESIGN A MODEL PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR THE SLOW LEARNER, AND DETERMINE THE STAFF AND FACILITIES NEEDED TO OPERATE A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR 1 YEAR. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS, CONSULTANTS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, EMPLOYMENT COUNSELORS, AND A STATUS SURVEY OF AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS. QUESTIONNAIRES AND RATING SCALES COMPLETED BY SPECIALISTS IN THE FIELD PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT JOB COMPLEXITY, CRITERIA FOR A SLOW LEARNER PROGRAM, AND AN EVALUATION OF COURSES. CONSULTANTS REVIEWED THE DATA AND MADE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING A MODEL PROGRAM. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE COUNTY AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL SHOULD PROVIDE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR THE SLOW LEARNER AND SHOULD OFFER MORE TRAINING IN (1) PACKING, STORING, AND HANDLING MANUFACTURED ITEMS, (2) OPERATING AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT AND OFFICE MACHINES, AND (3) GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND PROCESSING. OF 17 COURSES EXAMINED IN THE STUDY, SIX OFFERED MANY AND SIX OFFERED SOME EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SLOW LEARNERS. DESCRIPTIONS OF COURSES TO BE OFFERED, LISTS OF JOBS RELATING TO THESE COURSES, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RESOURCE MATERIALS, SUMMARIES OF MEETINGS, THE INSTRUMENTS, AND DATA ARE INCLUDED IN 14 APPENDIXES. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Franklin County School Board, Chambersburg, PA.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA