ERIC Number: ED187877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Vocational Education Needs in Washington State for Youth with Handicapping Conditions. Final Report.
Tadlock, Larry E.
A study was conducted to identify and analyze information related to the vocational education needs in Washington for youth with handicapping conditions. Data were collected through a survey of 340 educators, including vocational teachers with and without experience teaching handicapped youth, vocational directors, superintendents, and special education coordinators. Results of the survey identified 38 needs with the amount of agreement on the needs ranging from 23 percent to 70 percent. Among the ten most frequently cited needs identified were that local communities (1) need to know the true abilities and potentials of the handicapped, (2) need sufficient resources to hire and train the handicapped students, (3) need to understand the social and economic value of vocational training for handicapped students, and (4) need to develop an awareness of the vocational education needs of handicapped students. Another high priority need was that staff members need to increase their knowledge of special education. Vocational teachers need to be able to use specialized teaching techniques and methods that are appropriate for handicapped learners. (The survey instrument is appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.