ERIC Number: ED104081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Longitudinal Evaluation of Work/Study Programs for the Educable Mentally Retarded in Oregon: Progress Report. Working Paper No. 62.
Halpern, Andrew S.; And Others
Discussed is phase 3 of a longitudinal research study evaluating Oregon's work-study programs for educable retarded secondary school students along the following dimensions: student characteristics, curriculum content and school experiences, work placement, instructional objectives of 26 work coordinators and evaluative instruments of short-term objectives. Measures of input (including student background), process (including work placement), and outcome (including student performance) are described. Reviewed are the development, pilot testing, and item analysis of student performance measures. The representative nature of sample programs and students in such factors as geographical distribution, family income level, and IQ are related. Reported are differences in schools' per pupil expenditure and in frustration tolerance and self confidence. Analyses of student daily activity inventories, with breakdowns in such indexes as most general category of activity (receiving instruction from work coordinator) and time distribution of instructional categories in regular class attendance (reading instruction representing 15.6 percent of the regular class day are reviewed). Included in a summary of student work placement are demonstrated relationships between pupil age, IQ and teacher perceived pupil attitudes and the likelihood of work placement. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon