ERIC Number: ED070900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
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Vocational Education for the Educable Mentally Retarded. Research Monograph Number 11, Volume 1.
Plue, William V.
Intended as a basis for vocational curriculum development useful for educators working with educable mentally handicapped high school students, this research study of work aptitudes necessary for the educable retarded includes extensive data resulting from a 5-year investigation of unique factors important for their vocational adjustment. The first four chapters consist of literature reviews in these areas: (1) general reviews in vocational education, (2) psychomotor goal implications, (3) social development implications, and (4) work experience, community, and society relationships. Cooperative demonstration programs are discussed in the fifth and sixth chapters, in an attempt to isolate characteristics leading specifically to vocational success for the retarded. Interpretations of structured interviews of vocational education personnel in Mississippi who work with the educable mentally handicapped are presented, and a summary of the research findings indicates that the general goals of social maturity, psychomotor skills development, and environmental comprehension appear most relevant to the vocational needs of these students. A wide range of tables presents the data. This document is related to three others, available as VT018 483, VT 018 485, and VT 018 478 in this issue. (AG)
Descriptors: Career Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Environmental Influences, Goal Orientation, High School Students, Literature Reviews, Maturity (Individuals), Mild Mental Retardation, Psychomotor Skills, Research Reviews (Publications), Tables (Data), Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
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Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi