ERIC Number: ED247665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary Research on the Vocational Rehabilitation of Persons with Mental Retardation. Rehabilitation Research Review #14.
Browning, Philip; And Others
The report reviews trends of the literature produced mainly between 1970 and 1982 on the vocational rehabilitation of mentally retarded persons. Trends are analyzed in terms of services (vocational assessment and training) and programs (school work-study programs and the state-federal rehabilitation agency). Additional areas of consideration are briefly addressed: career education, vocational counseling, employer attitudes, social competence, the role of the general caseload counselor, and outcome prediction. Among observations is an emphasis on the vocational needs of severely retarded persons since the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and a reminder that the needs of mildly retarded persons must be addressed as well. The annotated reference list is organized alphabetically by author and includes information on title, source, date, and publisher as well as a brief summary. (CL)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Federal State Relationship, Mental Retardation, State Agencies, Trend Analysis, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Study Programs
National Rehabilitation Information Center, The Catholic University of America, 4407 Eighth St., N.E., Washington, DC 20017 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. National Rehabilitation Information Center.; National Council on Rehabilitation Education.