ERIC Number: ED029446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Student Work Experience and Training Program. Final Report.
Price, William F.
Twenty high school and college students aged 16 to 20 were trained as summer camp counselors in a project to provide experiences leading to choosing a career with the mentally retarded. In the 11-week period, 1 week was devoted to lectures and seminars, 8 weeks to working with the retarded, and 2 weeks to working with multiply handicapped adults. A summary evaluation of each student was made from answers to a questionnaire distributed at the beginning, middle, and end of the program. Of the 20 students, six indicated they would choose special education as a career, five would not choose it, and nine would work as volunteers in local communities although they would probably not choose special education as a career. All 20 participants are described and evaluated. (SN)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.