ERIC Number: ED127767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Youth Services Training Program 1972-1976: A Title III Project.
Luskin, Bernice; And Others
Described is a Title III work study model to provide a 4-year vocational training program for approximately 40 handicapped junior and senior high school students in Westport, Connecticut. Program activities (such as conferences with employers) and the needed professional personnel (such as a school psychologist) are outlined for each of the following areas: teacher aide training; vocational experiences in health care, food services, laundry, occupational therapy, and grounds maintenance; work as garage attendants; and the provision of positive feedback for students' program performance. Cases and comments of several students in the program are provided to illustrate the positive effects of the project. The project evaluation is noted to reveal that positive feedback was transmitted to the students; that parents reported personal growth in their son or daughter; and that 11 students showed positive and generally substantial growth in their behavior patterns. Also covered are critical aspects of the project (such as providing students with pre-job training when possible) and some of the unanticipated program outcomes (which included the support and help received from the community). (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westport Public Schools, CT.
Note: Best Available Copy ; Prepared by Department of Special Education