ERIC Number: ED052333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Bridging the Gap Between School and Employment; A Cooperative Program of Special Education-Vocational Rehabilitation. Final Report.
Oklahoma City Public School System, OK.; Oklahoma State Board for Vocational Education, Stillwater. Rehabilitation Service Div.
Neither the Oklahoma public schools nor vocational rehabilitation had the resources requisite to an adequate preparatory program for educable mentally retarded children. Thus, a number of meetings, attended by public school and rehabilitation personnel, resulted in the decision to pool the resources of both into a cooperative program designed to bridge the gap between school and employment. The purpose of this cooperative effort was to provide a meaningful and constructive school program with holding power, more adequate preparation, an opportunity for employment, and satisfactory adjustment for the educable mentally retarded of the community. To facilitate the cooperative program, a research and demonstration grant was approved for a 3-year study. This document is the final report of that project. Major sections of the report include: (1) Program of Rehabilitation and Educational Services, (2) Project Developments, (3) Implications, and (4) Conclusions and Recommendation. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Public School System, OK.; Oklahoma State Board for Vocational Education, Stillwater. Rehabilitation Service Div.