ERIC Number: ED179770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Administering Programs for Handicapped Students. Professional Development Series, No. 3.
Intended as a primer for administrative action, this booklet gives the vocational adminstrator some basic guidelines and strategies for managing vocational programs and services for handicapped students and clarifies key concepts. The five sections each address one of the major concerns of an administrator: identifying students with handicaps, the individualized education program (IEP), student placement, monitoring and evaluating special services, and managing human resources. Definitions of the handicapped and nine categories of handicap offered in the 1976 vocational education legislation (Public Law 94-482) are provided as well as suggestions for establishing identification procedures (part 1). Detailed planning for each student is discussed in terms of the IEP--its definition, participants, teacher's contribution, and format, content, and process (part 2). Implications of student placement by the administrator into the least restrictive environment are discussed next, including placement alternatives, admittance requirements, and program accessibility (part 3). An IEP status reporting system is recommended to monitor the program, and a procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of services is presented (part 4). Active teacher involvement is emphasized as important for successful implementation of program ideas and new procedures (part 5). Organization, conduction, and funding of inservice programs are discussed. A brief note on effective advisory councils to expand education and employment opportunities follows. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Responsibility, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Handicap Identification, Handicapped Students, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Nontraditional Education, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Participation, Vocational Education
Special Publications, American Vocational Association, 2020 N. 14th St., Arlington, VA 22201 (Order No. 10379, $3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.; American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973; Vocational Education Amendments 1976