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Project STEP [microform] : Socialization Training for Employment Preparation Research in Education of the Handicapped. Final Report / Marjorie Montague
Bib ID 5508595
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Montague, Marjorie
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
179 p. 

The study investigated the initial and long term efficacy of job-related social skills instruction for mildly to moderately handicapped adolescents identified as learning disabled, emotionally handicapped, and educable mentally handicapped. Assessment consisted of behavioral observations of students' performance during role play simulations. Rating scales were also utilized to measure students' self perceptions and perceptions of their parents and teachers of social performance across settings and time. Highly significant differences were detected on posttest measures between the treatment group (N=24) who received direct instruction in 10 job-related social skills and a matched control group (N=25) indicating the effectiveness of the social skills training package for this population. Analyses of responses on the student, parent, and teacher surveys were more ambiguous. However, some positive changes in social performance were perceived by the students and their teachers over the academic year. Results suggested that the training procedures were effective in increasing mildly to moderately handicapped students' performance on job-related social skills under controlled conditions. Although students and their teachers perceived relative increases in social skills over time, generalization of treatment effects to natural work settings was not systematically investigated. Extensive appendixes include the job social skills inventory, student and employer job reports, and copies of project publications. (Author/DB)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: G008530216.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Emotional Disturbances.  |  Instructional Effectiveness.  |  Interpersonal Competence.  |  Intervention.  |  Job Skills.  |  Learning Disabilities.  |  Mild Disabilities.  |  Mild Mental Retardation.  |  Training Methods.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Moderate Disabilities
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Excellence in Education
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