ERIC Number: ED193844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Handicapped Students for Work: Alternatives for Secondary Programing.
Johnson, Carole M.
The third component of a series on career education examines the issues that affect secondary programs for exceptional students and offers recommendations to assist professionals in program planning. An initial section considers the advantages and disadvantages of special education work experience, vocational education, cooperative education, skill training, and Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) of 1973 and Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA) programs. Addressed in a second section are alternatives included within the work preparation continuum: regular programs, mixed/integrated programs, separate inschool programs, separate facilities, and other unique programs. Descriptions and examples of each are offered, and factors related to placement decisions are outlined. A final section presents recommendations regarding the issues of least restrictive alternative, collaboration, personnel preparation, allocation of resources, declining enrollments, and transitional programing. Appended are a paper titled "The Language of Work Preparation;" CETA Youth Titles; student analysis, situational analysis, and support services summary forms; and a table of activities. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A part of the Education and Work Series.