ERIC Number: ED072177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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A Demonstration Program to Train 12-15 High School EMR Students in Key Punch Operation Using Individual Instruction. Final Report.
Zaleski, Henry F.
Summarized in this report are the efforts, accomplishments, and recommendations of personnel involved in a pilot program designed to teach educable mentally retarded (EMR) students key punch operation. Participating in the study initially were 18 high school students from Platt and Maloney High Schools. Instruction was given to each group by a teacher from IBM on an individualized basis for a total of 3 days per week with training time varying from 6 hours training per week for Platt students to 2 hours for Maloney students. Findings revealed that EMR students, if taught on an individualized basis are capable of learning key punch operation with a level of proficiency suitable for job placement. (SN)
Descriptors: Career Development, Data Processing Occupations, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Handicapped Students, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Job Skills, Low Ability Students, Mild Mental Retardation, Office Machines, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Training
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.