ERIC Number: ED193514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Validation of Criteria Used for Determining the Best Training Setting for Persons with Handicaps. Final Report.
Evans, Rupert N.; And Others
This document presents the final report of a study of the best ways to serve persons with handicaps in preparation for work. Chapter 1 provides background and identification of research questions and the research hypothesis to be tested. It outlines major tasks of the study: (1) identify criteria used by training authorities to select the training setting for handicapped persons, (2) gain opinions of "impaired" workers as to where their job competencies were best developed, and (3) identify criteria which advocates presumed should be used when selecting training settings. The second chapter reviews literature addressing barriers that hinder the training of persons with handicaps, roles of persons with handicaps in contemporary society, and an in-depth discussion of the criteria assessed in this study. Chapter 3 is divided into five sections describing methods and procedures used in each of the three sub-studies (authority, worker, advocate), quality controls imposed, and statistical procedures. Chapter 4 reports findings that indicated that most of the revised criteria were considered to have been used or should have been used in selection of training settings. Chapter 5 provides summary, conclusions, and recommendations for future research. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include the questionnaires and procedural guides. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Illinois State Bureau of Educational Research, Urbana.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.
Note: Appendix materials will not reproduce well due to small print. For a related document see ED 187 902.