Author Credentials

Sister Mary Carmel Bussen

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

People with mental disabilities--Social conditions; People with mental disabilities--Employment


The purpose of this paper was to investigate the demands most vital for the adjustment of the retarded person into society. The studies and opinions which were researched dealt mainly with the educable mentally retarded. They were also narrowed to include only the social demands necessary for successful functioning on a job. In many studies and evaluations it was found that the success or failure, the adequacy or inadequacy of the mentally retarded person depended upon social competence, not on intelligence, or a diploma, or even vocational skills. The implications for the education of the mentally retarded should be most obvious.


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