ERIC Number: ED194787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
"Team Leadership Training in Vocational Special Needs." Proceedings: Annual Statewide Conference on Vocational Special Needs (3rd, College Station, Texas, April 16,17, and 18, 1979).
Kok, Marilyn, Ed.; And Others
These proceedings of a statewide Texas conference focus on the need for cooperation between the leadership in the fields of special and vocational education in order to meet the needs of handicapped students. Featured presentations (1) stress the necessity for this team approach at the top levels of the education-state agency bureaucracy as well as at the teacher level in the schools; (2) cite examples of such successful teamwork in two schools in Texas; (3) explore the issues of personnel development, accountability, communication, cooperation, and refining the delivery system in vocational education; (4) describe a program for vocational preparation of severely disabled persons; (5) explain the necessity for lifelong career education and vocational education for handicapped persons; and (6) reiterate the need for interagency cooperation and focus on employment. Mini-sessions reported cover practical approaches in vocational training of handicapped persons; behavior problems; modification of vocational curriculum and physical facilities for handicapped students; safety; litigation; Learning Opportunities for Teachers (LOFT) in mainstreaming; motivation; job placement; evaluation of handicapped students; maintaining vocational quality while training handicapped students; and attitudes toward minority handicapped students. A self-portrait of a successful handicapped person, given as a luncheon speech, is also included. (KC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Auto Mechanics, Behavior Problems, Business Education, Child Development, Court Litigation, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Distributive Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Facilities Planning, Employment, Government School Relationship, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Motivation, Normalization (Handicapped), Occupational Home Economics, Postsecondary Education, School Safety, Secondary Education, Special Education, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Student Transportation, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Welding, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.; Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Note: For related documents see CE 027 147-148.