ERIC Number: ED222013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Project A.M.E.S. (Actualization of Mainstream Experience Skills). Volume II, 1980-81.
Maurer, Steve, Ed.; And Others
The document makes up Volume II of a report on Project AMES (Actualization of Mainstream Experience Skills), a model program for vocational training and independent living instruction for 34 moderately and severely retarded students (6 to 21 years old). Chapter 1 reviews the vocational training program's three phases (awareness, accommodation, and exploration-preparation) and job tasks in the workshop. A second chapter outlines the objectives of the project's technical assistance statewide outreach. Chapter 3 describes Project Lincoln (a community/vocational training program for moderately and severely disabled students in Clinton, Iowa) in terms of its school workshop, sheltered workshop training, Primary I disabilities classroom, Primary II classroom, severe/profound classroom, intermediate class, Secondary I classroom, and community/vocational training-Secondary Class II. Tables within this chapter contain inventories for various occupations. Chapter 4 reports on Project STEP (Student Training Employment Program of Ottumwa, Iowa). Sections cover the primary severe/profound classroom, the primary moderately disabled classroom, the secondary severe/profound classroom, the intermediate and secondary moderately disabled, competitive employment training in housekeeping, functional communications, and community public relations. Sample forms, tables, and evaluation instruments are included. Chapter 5 considers the Mental Disabilities Trainable class at high school, while Chapter 6 describes the River Hills Program (a community and school based vocational training model for 40 secondary students). Appendixes to Chapter 6 include a list of community job sites, a community survey, sample letters, and a list of volunteer work tasks. Chapter 7 considers weekly advertisement guide preparation and delivery. Chapter 8 points out potential problems and solutions related to full implementation of a community/vocational education model; the final chapter discusses the services needed to help students make the transition from school to community services. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.
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