ERIC Number: ED023804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
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Health Services Survey and Training Program, a Prospectus.
Union Grove High School, WI.; Southern Wisconsin Colony and Training School, Union Grove.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
As a part of the Wisconsin pilot program which places emphasis upon implementing courses and sequences directed toward employment in available entry occupations, this program aimed to provide (1) an understanding of the services rendered in the health field and related job opportunities and requirements, and (2) an understanding of the mentally retarded and the development of employable skills, knowledge, and attitudes which could lead to employment as institutional workers. Nineteen senior students met 2 hours daily during the first semester to explore job opportunities in the health field and to study elementary psychology, interpersonal relations, and problems of mental retardation. Field trips and guest speakers reinforced the program. During the early part of the second semester, students went to the Southern Wisconsin Colony and Training School for 2 3/4 hours on 4 days each week for cooperative training and returned to the high school on the 5th day for group counseling, student reports, and lectures. During the latter part of the second semester cooperative training continued with assignments to specialized departments according to the student's interest. The participating staff, in evaluating the first-year program, judged it to have considerable merit for both students and patients and to fill a longstanding gap in the educational system-orientation to vocational-technical programs. The course outline is included. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Union Grove High School, WI.; Southern Wisconsin Colony and Training School, Union Grove.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.