ERIC Number: ED164985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming the Handicapped in Preparatory Occupational Education Programs in North Carolina. Final Report.
Hughes, James H.
A study was made to identify needs and barriers related to the mainstreaming approach and to assess attitudes of secondary principals and occupational education teachers toward mainstreaming and their perceptions of needs and barriers. The design of the project involved a three-phase research effort. The first phase utilized the Delphi Technique with local occupational education program administrators to identify needs and barriers. The second and third phases involved mail surveys of principals (N=101) and occupational education teachers (N-568). It was found that principals and teachers were neither highly accepting nor highly rejecting of the mainstreaming approach. Priority needs and major barriers were identified and their implications for program planning discussed. Teachers and principals expressed general agreement on the priority needs and major barriers, and held similar attitudes toward mainstreaming. It was recommended that future mainstreaming efforts utilize this project's products in overcoming the major barriers and in coordinating programs. Information was derived on a statewide basis to guide development and operation of vocational education programs for North Carolina's handicapped students. (Appendixes contain identification of mainstreaming needs and barriers, survey packets for secondary school principals and occupational education teachers, and a dissemination conference report. References and data tables are included.) (Author/CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers: Delphi Technique; North Carolina
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