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ERIC Number: ED052557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 270
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Mental Retardation: Approaches to Institutional Change.
Cleland, Charles Carr; Swartz, Jon David
The readings, related case histories, and exercises are written in conversational style and intended to serve all levels of personnel working in institutions for the mentally retarded. The text presents information on institutional residents, personnel, and operations useful in personnel training and development. Orientation is toward creativity at all levels in fostering improvements through institutional change. The teaching approach used is the case study method. Cases included are real, brief, and adaptable to a wide educational/occupational range of employees or students. Readings focus upon the positive side of institutional operations while case studies illustrate common, perplexing situations and operating problems inherent in institutional procedures. Major topics covered include problems related to new employees, profound and mild retardation (daily events, training techniques, assessing vocational potential, vocational training in rehabilitation), and innovating for change in the classroom, on the ward, at play, and in the use of materials, equipment, and physical plant. Also treated in detail is management's role in institutional change (manpower and plant utilization, attitudes, records, and other responsibilities). (KW)
Grune and Stratton, Inc., 757 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($12.50)
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