ERIC Number: ED183817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Career Education and Career Opportunities for the Severely Retarded Person through Use of Adult Education Programs within Community Settings. Final Report, October 1, 1977-December 31, 1978.
Maryland Univ., College Park.
A Maryland career education and opportunities program intended to make the public aware of the special career education needs of the severely retarded, reduce stereotyping in career choices on the basis of mental abilities, and demonstrate effective methods and techniques in career education. The five project objectives involved (1) conducting one-day regional community conferences at Hagerstown, Waldorf, Salisbury, Baltimore, and College Park; (2) public appearances (audio-slide presentations); (3) public endorsements through the media; (4) production and distribution of conference proceedings; and (5) development of a monograph providing a conceptual guide entitled Strategies for Increasing Career Education and Career Opportunties of Severely Retarded Persons. Invited conference participants were influential community members or decision makers in regard to career development of severely retarded persons. Conference evaluation by the participants consisted of post-conference and pre-post reactive questionnaires. (Analysis of results is provided.) The five chapters of the monograph were produced by authorities in the field of services to handicapped persons, including Douglas Biklen, Gunnar Dybwad, Donn E. Brolin, Stanley G. Sellars, Denis Stoddard, and William M. Usdane. (A summary of the project monograph and the entire conference proceedings, including principle speakers' addresses, are provided.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Careers, Community Cooperation, Conference Proceedings, Conferences, Employment Opportunities, Evaluation, Guides, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Publicity, Rehabilitation, Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education, Stereotypes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Maryland
Note: For related documents see ED 132 284 and ED 138 786. Report prepared at the Center of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services.