ERIC Number: ED064427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Evaluation of the Summer Program for Mentally Retarded Young Adults--Occupational Training Centers. Summer 1970. ESEA Title I.
Nalven, Fredric; Oliver, Adela
The 1970 Summer Program for Mentally Retarded Young Adults Occupational Training Centers program, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, was designed to serve the summer educational, prevocational, and social needs of approximately 170 retarded adolescents and young adults. The general objectives of the project were to meet the following needs of the enrolled retarded young people: (1) to improve self-image through activities to promote socialization skills; (2) to develop leisure time skills and independence; (3) for training in the use of community resources; (4) for travel training; (5) to improve employability potential through work experiences; (6) to orient new students to the Occupational Training Centers; (7) to provide vocational and personal guidance; and, (8) to improve physical fitness. In order to evaluate the degree to which these objectives were met, repeated site visits were made to the two Summer Occupational Training Centers. It was found that the two centers had quite different approaches to meeting the objectives: whereas one center used a carefully preplanned and highly structured program featuring "tracking," the other used a less structured, more flexible, and in certain respects, more creative program. (Authors/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)