ERIC Number: ED057528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Program for the Vocational Rehabilitation of Emotionally Disturbed and Brain-Injured Adolescents in a Public School Setting. Final Report.
Irvine, Paul; Plumpton, Russell A.
The study involved the development of an experimental vocational education program for emotionally disturbed and brain-injured adolescents in a public school. Subjects were 29 boys, ages 14-21 years, enrolled in special classes for the emotionally disturbed and brain-injured. The program embodied three levels of training: prevocational orientation, exploratory occupational education, and specific occupational preparation. The last two were provided through supervised work experience and a classroom shop program in a vocational school setting. Fourteen subjects graduated from the program, three returned to and graduated from the regular high school program, 10 left the program, and two are still enrolled. A followup study showed that 13 of the 14 program graduates are satisfactorily employed. Essential elements of a comprehensive vocational education program in a public school were found to include participation of the public vocational rehabilitation agency, services of a vocational school, extensive exploratory occupational experience, and availability of both a classroom shop instructional program and on-the-job instruction. Curriculum guidelines are appended. (Author/KW)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
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