ERIC Number: ED050541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Preparing the Mentally Retarded in the Areas of Food Preparation and Service.
Mattson, Bruce D.; And Others
The report of a project for planning a training program for the mentally retarded in the areas of food preparation and service summarizes activities of the planning project and makes recommendations for possible implementation. The training program is designed for educable mentally retarded youth who would benefit from specific vocational education programs at the high school level. The need for this training program and employment projections are presented. Aspects of the training program which are discussed and for which recommendations are made include staffing needs (qualifications, sources of personnel, teacher/student ratio), student selection criteria and procedures, the training setting and equipment needed, and areas of specialization to be emphasized. Behavioral objectives and curriculum content recommendations are made, including suggested teaching units, objectives, training activities and resources, and evaluation techniques for 10 specific curriculum areas. Also covered are possible relationships with other school programs and personnel, and with rehabilitation agencies and trade organizations. A suggested budget, totaling $44,250, for the initial year of a demonstration project for training mentally retarded students according to these plans and recommendations is included. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Dept. of Special Education.