ERIC Number: ED108413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Vocational Training for the Handicapped: ESEA Title III Project Evaluation, July 1, 1973-June 30, 1974.
Natchez Municipal Separate School District, MS.
Evaluated is a Title III 1972-74 public school pre-vocational program for educable mentally handicapped junior high school students. Project goals are explained to include increasing students' self confidence and awareness of their vocational potential, and providing learning experiences in the following areas: reading, math, crafts, language arts, home economics, shop, physical education, and civics. Outlined for the two junior high schools involved are specific goals in each of the major instructional areas (such as teaching the use of money in math). The majority of the document consists of student evaluation data obtained from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale, the California Achievement Test (CAT), the Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT), the Adult Basic Learning Examination, and the Osgood Sematic Differential (which measured student attitudes). Among findings reported are a mean increase of 1.1 year's progress as measured by the CAT and of 1 year's progress as measured by the GORT. Female attitudes are said to have improved, but male attitudes declined. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Natchez Municipal Separate School District, MS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III