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ERIC Number: ED171089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Barriers to Vocational Education of the Handicapped.
Batsche, Catherine
The Illinois Network of Exemplary Occupational Education Programs for Handicapped and Disadvantaged Students developed demonstration programs for the handicapped at six high schools, two vocational centers, and one community college. The Network was designed to demonstrate those practices which resulted in the provision of effective services to special needs vocational education students within the least restrictive environment. A major goal of the program was the collection, coordination, production, and dissemination of information throughout a statewide inservice approach. A number of barriers were encountered, among them, failure to carry out the requirements of the individualized educational plan, lack of inservice education programs, and communication barriers between vocational educators and special educators. Among the techniques used to weaken the barriers was formation of an Inservice Steering Committee (composed of a special educator, a vocational educator, an administrator, and other related support personnel) in each school district responsible for the planning and delivery of an inservice program representative of the views of each specialty area. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois Occupa Programs Handicapped Students
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session TH-14)