Vocational Skill Training Model to Embody Social Independence of Mild Intellectual Disability People


Vocational skills for people moving towards adulthood, including for mild intellectual disability people, are requisite competencies. By having vocational skills, mild intellectual disability people may empower themself and raise their confidence to live in society as it will become the power to increase their social independence. Mild intellectual disability people have the right to work appropriately follow their abilities. However, mild intellectual disability people face the problem in terms of their skills that do not meet the required skills and standards needed in the business and industrial world. Based on that problem, this study aims to develop a vocational skills training model that appropriate for post-school mild intellectual disability people. The participants of this study are post-school mild intellectual disability people, instructors, and social workers in the rehabilitation service for disabilities in West Java Province, Indonesia. The research followed stages proposed by Borg & Gall by collecting the data through observation, interviews, and focus group discussion. The research conducted successfully developed a vocational training model for mild intellectual disability people based on their competence and environmental conditions. Some theories related to intellectual disability and vocational skills supported the developed model. The determination of components and quality indicators for the preparation and training process as the core of the vocational skills training model carried out through conceptual, theoretical, and empirical studies. Furthermore, the study also found that vocational skills training model for mild intellectual disability people has five components, namely: identification, assessment, focus on the abilities of persons with environmental conditions.

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Zubaedah Wiji Lestari, Universitas islam Nusantara, Indonesia
N.Dede Khoeriah, Universitas Islam Nusantara, Indonesia
Nani Nur Aeni, Universitas Islam Nusantara, Indonesia

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Conference: ACE2020
Stream: Education & Difference: Gifted Education

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To cite this article:
Lestari Z., Khoeriah N., & Aeni N. (2021) Vocational Skill Training Model to Embody Social Independence of Mild Intellectual Disability People ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2020: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2021.36
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2021.36

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