ERIC Number: ED044874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Project for Educable Mentally Retarded Children to Receive Vocational Training in Food Service. Final Report.
Steffenberg, Mary L.
A Food Service Laboratory Project was initiated at a junior high school for the training, participation, and observation of educable mentally retarded (EMR) students. Thirty EMRs participated in the vocational training program, the academic portion of which was work-oriented and closely related to the work in the Food Service Laboratory. Students, after training, were placed in jobs in a school-work experience program. Community support was elicited, placement opportunities developed, and the 14-17 year old students placed in jobs, in which some limited success was noted. Included are curriculum guides developed, equipment specifications, scales and forms used. Progress was noted in in-school retention rate, basic skill subjects, and growth and maturity of students. Recommendations for further program improvement are made. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Brandywine Springs Junior High School, Wilmington, DE.