ERIC Number: ED028580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-26
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education, Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation; A Marriage of Professionals Needed for Handicapped Children.
Gallagher, James J.
Problems of vocational education programs are discussed beginning with legislation affecting the handicapped. Provisions considered are Titles I and III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Vocational Education Act of 1963, and the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968. The number of handicapped children served and the financial expenditures are mentioned. Vocational education in institutions is considered in connection with Public Law 89-313 and Title VI-A of ESEA, which provide federal aid. Projects located at or sponsored by the following are described: the Lincoln State School; the Branden Training School; the Berkeley Unified School District; the New Hampshire State Department of Education; and the Board of Education, New York. The contributions of vocational education, vocational rehabilitation, and special education to training the handicapped and the coordination of programs are discussed. Also discussed are the work of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped and its divisions of research, training programs, and educational services, major objectives in the field of vocational education, and the intent of Congress on coordination of efforts. (RJ)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Ancillary School Services, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Aid, Handicapped Children, Interdisciplinary Approach, Legislation, Prevocational Education, Rehabilitation Programs, Special Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped; Elementary Secondary Education Act; Public Law 89 313; Vocational Education Act 1963; Vocational Education Amendments 1968
Note: Address made at the National Conference on Vocational Education for Handicapped Persons (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 26, 1969).