ERIC Number: ED169700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Preparation for the Mildly Retarded: An Investigation Into Employment Patterns and Related Factors. [The Granville Project].
Ward, James; And Others
The paper discusses work training and employability of the mildly retarded in Australia, and reports on a pilot survey of patterns of employment of the mildly retarded. Employment prospects for the mentally handicapped are reviewed. Factors seen as influencing the employment of the mildly retarded include psychological variables, employer attitudes, and government and community attitudes. Types of employment available to the retarded are reviewed and are said to be limited to those at the bottom of the occupational scale. The benefits of work experience programs and prevocational training are discussed. The results of the survey on patterns of employment of the mildly retarded are presented in terms of social, educational, and vocational factors. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia). School of Education.
Note: The study was supported by a Department of Social Security Research Grant; Paper presented at the Joint National Conference of the Australian Association for the Mentally Retarded Inc., and the Australian Group for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency (1st, Canberra, Australia, August, 1976); For related information, see EC 114 490-498