ERIC Number: ED257293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Parent, School, Community Partnership in Career Education for the Mentally Retarded.
Wilgosh, L.; And Others
The presentation focused on findings of three studies, and implications for parent-teacher-employer involvement in development and implementation of career education programs for TMR (trainable mentally retarded) adolescents. Study I examined parent and teacher ratings of adaptive behavior and vocational interests. Study II investigated parent, teacher, and employer perceptions of the general goals, objectives, and content of a career education program for this population. Study III involved in-depth interviews with 10 parents from the parent sample of study I; the interviews investigated concerns, hopes and fears for their children, particularly related to life skills development. Across the studies, perceptions of parents, teachers and employers regarding the goals, objectives, and content of a career education program were generally consistent. Parents more strongly supported the teaching of academic skills than did teachers or employers. Predominant concerns of parents included the relatively little feedback from psychologists and teachers on assessment and educational progress. The consistency among perceptions of the groups was felt to hold promise for partnership in TMR career education. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).