ERIC Number: ED187902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Validation of Criteria for Determining When Competency of Handicapped Persons Is Better Developed On-the-Job and When It Is Better Developed in a Formal Technical Course. Report of Phase I.
Hunter, Alain; And Others
The intent of this study was to address the process of selection of an appropriate training setting based upon criteria being used by employers and educators in Illinois who plan for the vocational education of handicapped persons. Study 1, a pretest of the questionnaire, quantified the criteria for determining the better approach for training handicapped trainees. Study 2, the pilot of the study, determined what criteria were being used for determining which method of training was appropriate for various conditions and levels of handicap. The study determined that the twenty-four criteria reported by Evans et al. appear to apply to programs for training persons with handicaps, but that a twenty-fifth criterion needs to be added--evaluation of training. The criteria included those that were institution related (5), quality and speed related (4), competency related (6), trainee related (5), and other (4). The preferred training was a combination of classroom/laboratory and on-the-job training. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately two-thirds of the report, include an extract of the Evans et al. twenty-four criteria and survey forms.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.