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Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded


An international survey of professionals in the field of mental retardation was conducted to determine significant research priorities in the education of students with mild retardation. A total of 67 individuals responded to survey which represented 83.7% of those contacted. Among the issues rated most highly were two clusters: vocational, career education and post-school adjustment and long term effects and generalization of effects of programs. Implications of the survey data are discussed and recommendations are provided.


Published version. Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, Vol. 20, No. 3 (June 1985): 175-181. Publisher URL: ©Journal Publisher 1985. Used with permission.

The journal Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, is now entitled Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Journal.

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