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ERIC Number: ED016059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 12
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INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN.
TOMLINSON, ROBERT M.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS FOR EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS BY INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION PERSONNEL IS BOTH NECESSARY AND DESIRABLE BECAUSE OF THE BENEFITS STUDENTS DERIVE AND BECAUSE OF THE BASIC OBLIGATIONS OF THE PROFESSION. BOTH SPECIAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION ARE BASED ON THE SAME ASSUMPTIONS, ARE INTEGRAL AREAS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION, HAVE A COMMON BACKGROUND AND DEVELOPMENT, ARE OBLIGATED BY THEIR OBJECTIVES TO SERVE THE SAME STUDENTS, AND ARE WORKING WITH STUDENTS WHO ARE MORE SIMILAR THAN DIFFERENT. EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS ARE MOST OFTEN CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO INTELLECTUAL, PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, OR EMOTIONAL TRAITS. THEY HAVE HAD LESS OPPORTUNITY THAN NORMAL STUDENTS TO HAVE EXPERIENCES, ESPECIALLY INDUSTRIAL, THAT DEVELOP THE UNDERSTANDINGS AND ATTITUDES WHICH WILL ENABLE THEM TO MAKE BETTER CHOICES. BECAUSE THE PURPOSE OF INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION IS TO INTERPRET AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY, BECAUSE ITS TEACHERS ARE PROFICIENT IN APPROPRIATE CONTENT AND PRINCIPLES, AND BECAUSE IT HAS ACCEPTED THE PRACTICE OF ESTABLISHING SPECIAL SECTIONS FOR PARTICULAR GROUPS, LOGICALLY IT SHOULD HAVE A PROGRAM FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN. SUCH PROGRAMS REQUIRE SMALLER CLASSES TO NARROW THE ABILITY RANGE WITHIN THE GROUP. VOCATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS MUST START AT AN EARLIER AGE AND BE GIVEN MORE ATTENTION. THE PROGRAM MUST PREPARE MANY FOR THE WORLD OF WORK SINCE A MAJORITY OF THE GROUP WILL NOT ATTEND OTHER POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS. THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF TRAINING WILL DETERMINE THEIR PLACE IN THE WORLD. INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THAT DETERMINATION. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE DELAWARE VOCATIONAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AND ILLINOIS INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION MEETING (PEORIA, FEBRUARY 26, 1965). (EM)
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