ERIC Number: ED030755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
On-The-Job Training Program, Educable Mentally Retarded. Final Report.
Pocatello School District 25, ID.
School training and vocational services were combined into a program designed to demonstrate that educable mentally retarded students could develop well rounded working habits that would mutually benefit them and the community. On-the-job training was used as a demonstration of the practical use of academic, social, and vocational skills learned in the classroom. Classroom work was individualized to the work experience of the student in order to develop skills and attitudes necessary for a successul employment, good citizenship, and worthwhile use of leisure time. Work experience programs 1 to 2 hours of each school day were provided within the public school setting for students below the age of 16. Upon reaching the age of 16 students were placed in the community and worked from 3 to 4 hours per day. Findings indicate that the I.Q. score by itself was inadequate as an indicator of job capabilities. The performance area of the psychological examination proved to be more reliable in this respect than did the verbal area in the overall I.Q. score. During the 3-years of operation, job placement was accomplished for 12, 18, and 19 students respectively. Information on types of occupations and project dropouts is appended. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pocatello School District 25, ID.