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ERIC Number: ED543926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 91
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation of Mentally Retarded Youth for Gainful Employment: A Study Sponsored Jointly by the U.S. Office of Education, the U.S. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Project on Technical Planning of the American Association on Mental Deficiency. Bulletin, 1959, No. 28
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Public schools are finding that an educational program which serves as effective preparation for, and as an adequate transition to employment, may involve activities which have often been considered to be beyond the usual scope of school responsibility. Communities are finding that the task of preparing the mentally retarded for community living and employment provides a unique potential for the development of a program of cooperative action among public school, vocational rehabilitation, and other community agencies. It was for these reasons that the present study was planned. This report is arbitrarily restricted to those feature of the total educational program directed toward preparation of the retarded for employment. It is further limited to a discussion of programs for those mentally retarded adolescents, sometimes called the educables, whose behavioral and physical abilities are sufficient to indicate a potential for ultimate successful adjustment in competitive employment. This report does not set forth a rigid pattern for the organization of services for preparing the mentally retarded for employment. It covers some general principles to be considered and problems which must be resolved in developing a program. It is concerned, too, with some of the practical attempts which have been made to achieve successful results. Section I of this publication includes a general presentation from the public school point of view by Mr. W. Kuhn Barnett, a general presentation from the rehabilitation point of view by Dr. Salvatore DiMichael, and the summary of the conference by Dr. Herbert Goldstein and Dr. Rick Heber. Section II contains summary descriptions of several actual programs now in operation: (1) Baltimore, Maryland (Harold M. Williams); (2) Cincinnati, Ohio (Norman J. Niesen and Eunice B. Dooley); (3) Detroit, Michigan (Paul Voelker); (4) Jacksonville, Florida (Glenn Calmes and Mary McEver); (5) Lansing, Michigan (Marvin Beekman); (6) New York City, New York (Katherine Lynch); (7) Santa Barbara, California (Leonard Rogers and Thomas J. Murphy); (8) Sidney, Nebraska (Delwyn Lindholm). (Contains 12 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Maryland; Michigan; Nebraska; New York; Ohio