ERIC Number: ED083754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Education Programs for Educable Mentally Retarded. Info-Pak 2, Selected Readings.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.
The information packet contains six abridged readings on career education programs for educable mentally retarded (EMR) adolescents and young adults. A driver training program is discussed which serves special needs of EMR students and is based on the premise that travel independence provides more vocational opportunity. A guidebook presents facts about EMR persons for employers, personnel directors, and vocational rehabilitation people. Recommended for teachers is use of the sociodrama in high school training programs to enable EMR students to acquire social concepts and skills for later job adjustment. Described for teachers of EMR students are special needs of students, available opportunities in the health service industry, and teaching methods that may resolve training problems. It is recommended that high school work study programs provide a center for each type of training and combine academic knowledge with skill training. Cooperation between vocational and special education teachers is sought for a new job cluster program for handicapped persons. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.