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ERIC Number: ED054587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 41
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Scandinavian Programs for the Mentally Retarded: How They Work.
Clark, Mary Jane; Clark, Kenneth
Organizational structure, educational objectives, and general information are presented on educational programs for the mentally handicapped in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The basic goal of Scandinavian programs for the mentally handicapped is normalization, with emphasis on social adjustment to prepare retardates for assimilation into community living. Description of Danish programs covers institutional facilities, residents' living quarters, sexual needs, sheltered workshop training, affiliated social workers, hostels, hostel pensionet for 11 mentally retarded couples, Society and Home for the Crippled, special education at Rodovre, and the National Parent Organization. Discussion of Swedish service facilities covers County Council responsibility, individual normalization, several institutions, sexual needs, activities of daily living, sheltered workshops, and staff. Outline of Norwegian programs includes program responsibility for the mentally handicapped on the basis of IQ, private organizations, national organization, craft work, religious teaching, vocational skills, and development of self reliance. Concluding the study are Scandinavian information sources on institutions and agencies, individuals, mimeographed material, and brochures and publications. (CB)
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Identifiers: Denmark; Norway; Sweden