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ERIC Number: ED017744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-6
Pages: 220
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Reference Count: 0
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PROGRESS REPORT OF VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BY STATES. DISCUSSION COPY.
DEMOND, ALBERT L.; AND OTHERS
PROGRAMS DEVELOPED SINCE THE PASSAGE OF THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT OF 1963 ARE REPORTED FOR EACH STATE, GUAM, PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. EACH REPORT INCLUDES INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION AND THE OCCUPATIONAL AREAS IN WHICH TRAINING IS BEING OFFERED. A LARGE NUMBER OF SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS ARE GETTING SUBSTANTIAL RESULTS IN REDUCING SCHOOL DROPOUTS, INCREASING SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTENDANCE, REHABILITATING SCHOOL-LEAVERS AND UNEMPLOYED YOUTH AND ADULTS, REGENERATING SCHOOL "SIT-INS" WITH NEW MOTIVATION, AND SUCCESSFULLY PLACING PERSONS IN ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS. THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDS SPENT FOR PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IS 3.7 PERCENT. EXAMPLES OF DEVELOPMENTS ARE--(1) OF 951,000 ENROLLEES IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA, 32,048 WERE SERVED IN SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS, (2) IN COLORADO, A SYSTEM OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR INMATES OF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS HAS BEEN INITIATED, (3) TWO REGIONAL CENTERS FOR THE EDUCABLE MENTALLY RETARDED HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN CONNECTICUT, (4) MINNESOTA IS OPERATING A REHABILITATION CENTER FOR CULTURALLY AND EDUCATIONALLY DEPRIVED YOUTH AND ADULTS, AND (5) OREGON IS SERVING 5,000 DROPOUTS AND NEAR-DROPOUTS IN A PERSONALIZED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. SUMMARIES OF RESULTS OF 22 PROJECTS DEALING WITH THE HANDICAPPED ARE INCLUDED. THE APPENDIXES LIST (1) THE ESTIMATED TOTAL EXPENSES FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1968, (2) PROJECTED PROGRAM ACTIVITIES FOR NEW TEACHERS, 1968, (3) CLASSIFICATION OF PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, (4) A SUMMARY OF MAJOR POINTS IN DEVELOPING PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, AND (5) A DIRECTORY OF STATE OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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