ERIC Number: ED263420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Math on the Job. Janitor/Maintenance Person.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This booklet is intended to help mainstreamed mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, or learning disabled high school students acquire a basic understanding of the responsibilities and working conditions of janitors and maintenance persons and to practice basic math skills necessary in the occupation. The first section provides a brief introduction to the occupation by focusing upon those job tasks of a janitor/maintenance person with which the student is likely to be familiar. The next two sections deal with the work environment of the typical janitor/maintenance person and the training, education, and experience needed for the occupation. Exercises addressing basic math skills used by janitors/maintenance persons are provided. Various suggestions are listed for students interested in further exploring the occupation of janitor/maintenance person. A glossary and answer sheet conclude the booklet. (MN)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Career Awareness, Career Education, Cleaning, Custodian Training, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Enrichment Activities, Learning Disabilities, Maintenance, Mathematics Skills, Mental Retardation, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Special Education, Work Environment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For the other booklets in this series, see CE 042 963-994.