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ERIC Number: ED021048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 205
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. FINAL REPORT.
Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield.; Springfield School District 186, IL.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS 6-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM FOR OVERAGED UNDERACHIEVERS AND HANDICAPPED STUDENTS ENTERING A SECONDARY SCHOOL SETTING WAS TO COVER MATERIALS RELATING TO THE PRESTIGE OF WORK, THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A JOB, THE PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH DEVELOP GOOD EMPLOYEE-EMPLOYER RELATIONSHIPS, AND SKILLS WHICH WOULD PROMOTE BETTER INTEGRATION OF THE STUDENTS INTO THE SOCIAL-VOCATIONAL WORLD. THE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION WAS CONDUCTED BY ONE VOCATIONAL AND ONE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER. ONE CLASS WAS ORIENTED TO HANDICAPPED STUDENTS AND ONE WAS FOR OVERAGED UNDERACHIEVERS WITH NO HANDICAPS. A CURRICULUM WAS DEVELOPED BY THE COORDINATOR AND TEACHERS. THIRTY-THREE OF 35 STUDENTS ORIGINALLY ENROLLED COMPLETED THE PROGRAM. PRE AND POSTTESTS WERE GIVEN TO EVALUATE THE RATE OF GAIN IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDE CHANGE. IMPROVEMENT WAS APPARENT, AND THE UNDERACHIEVING GROUP HAD A HIGHER RATE OF GAIN THAN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION GROUP. THE MAJOR CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) SIX WEEKS IS TOO SHORT A PERIOD TO EVEN SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF THE MATERIAL REQUIRED BY THE STUDENTS, (2) MATERIALS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION MUST BE DIFFERENT IN FORMAT, READING LEVEL, AND RATE OF PRESENTATION, AND (3) A PROGRAM OF THIS TYPE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR USE DURING THE REGULAR ACADEMIC YEAR FOR SLOW LEARNERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS IN THE EARLY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADES. THE CURRICULUM MATERIAL IS INCLUDED. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield.; Springfield School District 186, IL.
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