ERIC Number: ED162123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Adaptation of Vocational Education Programs for Special Needs: A Slide/Tape Presentation. Final Report. Research Series Number 62.
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Dept. of Home Economics and Nutrition.
A slide/tape series entitled "Vocational Education and the Special Needs Student" was developed in North Dakota to illustrate adaptations that vocational education teachers have made for special needs students (mentally handicapped, physically handicapped, and disadvantaged) and to serve as a basis for discussion at inservice and preservice levels of teacher education. A twelve-to-fifteen-minute presentation was produced for each of seven vocational service areas: agriculture, distributive education, health, home economics, industrial arts, office education, and trade/technical education. Each slide/tape shows interviews with a minimum of three teachers and support-staff members representing rural and urban programs. Chosen through a needs assessment survey as priority inservice needs, the topics covered include interpersonal relationship skills, identifying students, curriculum adaptations, teaching techniques, job placement, and evaluation of students. Following their presentation at the regional Education Professional Development Act (EPDA) special needs seminar in February and March, 1978, they were evaluated by the majority of seminar participants as good to excellent. An advisory committee also viewed the series and recommended that it be shown at the All Service Conference in conjunction with discussion groups. (The appendixes contain the results of the needs assessment survey, the interview questions used in each presentation, a list of the teachers interviewed, and a summary of the evaluation by seminar participants.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck. Research Coordinating Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Dept. of Home Economics and Nutrition.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to light print in original document