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ERIC Number: ED169696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Granville Project.
Parmenter, Trevor R.
The document presents a Macquarie University research team's evaluation report on the Granville Work Preparation Centre in Australia, which studied the processes required to prepare mildly mentally handicapped adolescents for independent living by teaching them work and social skills. A model is schematized in which research is conceived as having the superordinate role of generating the data base for technical assistance in its various forms. Aspects of the project's research data base reviewed include a longitudinal study of the client population, experimental studies into the personal characteristics and environmental events most conducive to successful habilitation, and research into service delivery and resource management. Five types of functions are examined under the heading "technical assistance": exemplary direct service, program development, dissemination and training activities, direct technical assistance, and participation in planning and resource management. Future plans for the project are also outlined. (DLS)
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Models, Normalization (Handicapped), Prevocational Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation, Resource Allocation, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia). School of Education.
Note: For related information, see EC 114 491-498