ERIC Number: ED027659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Special Class Curriculum and Environment and Vocational Rehabilitation of Mentally Retarded Young Adults. Final Report.
Harvey, Jasper; And Others
Ten demonstration projects were established in selected rehabilitation facilities in cooperation with other agencies to serve mentally retarded young adults (ages 16 to 21 years, IQ's 50 to 75). Pupils in special class-workshop settings were evaluated by workshop managers, teachers, and rehabilitation counselors. Each project teacher was responsible for orienting the curricula toward the student's needs based on the area where he lived with the focus on developing social adequacy; consideration was given to the rehabilitation process as an integral function. Procedures for admission, evaluation, counseling, and job training and placement were developed. Sixty-two of the 209 students (29.67%) were rehabilitated under the project and were also clients of vocational rehabilitation; 13 were rehabilitated through other means; 24 were in training, in school, or in sheltered employment; seven worked part-time; three were homemakers; 44 were still in project classes; and 56 were non-rehabilitated. Problems in student selection and recommendations for future vocational programs are discussed; forms and letters used in data collection are provided. (LE)
Descriptors: Administration, Behavior Rating Scales, Case Records, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Research, Followup Studies, Job Training, Letters (Correspondence), Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Referral, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University. Dept. of Special Education.