ERIC Number: ED170451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming [Handicapped] Students in Vocational Education: An Administrator's Guide.
Brolin, Donn; And Others
Eight sections of information concerning vocational education for handicapped students are provided in this guide designed for administrators of vocational education programs. Section I presents an overview of three federal laws affecting vocational education. The identification of handicapped students by local school districts is discussed in section II. Included in this section are the Missouri definitions for handicapping conditions. The role and responsibility of a vocational resource educator (VRE) as a person who has expertise in special and vocational education is discussed in section III. A copy of a questionnaire and the analyses of results of a study undertaken to determine the need for a VRE are also provided in this section. Staff development considerations and suggestions are presented in section IV, while section V describes considerations for vocational programming for handicapped students. Also described are four exemplary vocational education programs in the United States. Considerations for mainstreaming students with handicaps are provided in section VI. Topics include the least restrictive environment, individualized education program (IEP), and accommodating students (eligibility requirements, physical environment, curriculum, time, and equipment). Legislation of hiring practices, job development, pre-employment skills, job placement, and followup are discussed in section VII. Finally, section VIII describes sources of assistance to aid in the process of mainstreaming. Missouri state and local resources are discussed. Also included is a list of national organizations. (JH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Classroom Environment, Definitions, Educational Assessment, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Students, Job Placement, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Reference Materials, Resource Teachers, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Counseling and Personnel Services.; Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
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