ERIC Number: ED196215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Increasing Career Education and Opportunities for Severely Mentally Retarded Persons.
Sellars, Stanley G., Ed.
The monograph was designed for special educators working with the severely mentally retarded and it examines methods of providing vocational training and educational opportunities for this population. The first chapter, by D. Biklen and G. Dybwad ("A Perspective on the Social and Cultural History of Severely and Profoundly Mentally Retarded Persons") describes developmental differences between the severely mentally retarded person and normal populations. In Chapter 2, "The Career Education Needs of Severely Mentally Retarded Persons" by D. Brolin, the concept of career education is expanded to include economic, social, and vocational fulfillment of retarded persons. "Developmentalism and Career Education: Their Relationship to Severely Mentally Retarded Persons" by S. Sellars explores the need for a philosophy of human development. D. Stoddard discusses "A Technical Strategy for Career Education and Career Development of Severely Mentally Retarded Persons" in the fourth chapter. In the final chapter W. Usdane considers the "Exploration of the Need for a Career Education and Career Development Specialist Program in Job Placement" with special populations. (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Employment Opportunities, History, Job Placement, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Program Design, Severe Mental Retardation, Training Methods, Vocational Education
Center of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services, 3115 Jull Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Industrial Education.