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ERIC Number: ED073605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 37
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Guidelines Work-Study Phase of E.M.R. Programs.
New, Frank E.
Guidelines are derived from analysis of the program policies and practices employed by administrators and coordinators of work study programs for educable mentally retarded high school students in Ohio. Described are different phases of work experience programs which allow students to explore possible vocational choices, to be trained in a particular area, and to prepare for the adult working world through workshop or community placement. Initiation of successful programs is said to involve interpreting work study programs to administrators, school staff, students, parents, and the community. Also stressed are the importance of in-school work experience; the identification of in-school and community work stations; assessing vocational readiness; community work study; developing an advisory committee of local businessmen, community leaders, and civic organization representatives; and utilizing services of community agencies. The role of the work study coordinator is discussed in relation to various responsibilities, including locating and screening potential work placement stations, evaluating and assisting students, initiating followup studies of program graduates, and functioning as a liaison between the school and community agencies. Instructional objectives are identified for primary, intermediate, junior high, and senior high levels. Administrative guidelines are presented for the following areas: program development, administrative involvement, criteria for selection of program coordinator, funding, extended summer services, and cooperation among programs. (GW)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio