ERIC Number: ED117454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Career Education Potential for Students at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton. An Evaluation of Current Program and Proposal for the Development and Implementation of a Career Education Program.
Gardner, David C.; Warren, Sue Allen
Focusing on the career education potential of physically handicapped individuals at Massachusetts Hospital School (MHS), the project included a current population assessment, a survey of employment prospects, and career education resources for physically handicapped students. Based on a series of data collection procedures, 18 career education recommendations are offered for MHS. A questionnaire (23 percent return) to 434 State firms to determine the kinds of businesses and types of jobs employing the physically handicapped indicated many employers appeared unaware of the potential of physically handicapped employees. Findings of a national survey to 51 Directors of State Easter Seal Societies (24 percent return) and 50 State Commissioners of Education (42 percent return) to determine successful occupations of physically handicapped persons (coded by handicapping condition and listed under occupational clusters) showed that a wide variety of careers are open to physically handicapped persons in Massachusetts and the United States. The program/population study covered: physical facility, equipment, records, handicapping conditions, academic aptitude/curriculum, personality traits (High School Personality Questionnaire), and school programs. Findings of a questionnaire to graduates of 1968-1973 classes (53 percent return) also are included. Resources include potential funding sources, annotated bibliography of classroom materials, list of publishers, and professional references. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Blue Hills Regional Technical School, Canton, MA.; Gardner and Warren Research, Inc., Wakefield, MA.; Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton.
Note: Appendix A has been deleted, because it contained copyrighted material