ERIC Number: ED195738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs Learners in Vocational Education. An In-Service Training and Resource Manual for Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, and Other Support Staff.
Winkler, Kathleen; And Others
This handbook is both a resource for teachers, counselors, administrators, and other support staff and an inservice training manual for a teacher trainer in a workshop setting. Each of the first three (of four) sections contains two components. The first is a resource component with informative materials and various exercises to help the teacher understand and meet the needs of mainstreamed special needs learners. The second component is a set of instructions for activities for a trainer to use in inservice workshops. Section 1 presents information about the roots, needs, attitudes, and behaviors of the special needs learners. It includes suggestions for working with this group in both the academic and vocational shop/classroom. Section 2 deals with meeting the needs of the special needs learner in the classroom. Techniques for adapting instructional content, instructional materials, teaching strategies, and the physical environment are included. Section 3 addresses the coping skills associated with the ability to work with these learners with a sense of empathy and understanding and the self-concept development procedures to help learners develop self-concept and survival skills. Section 4 is a listing of resources, materials, and agencies and organizations grouped by type of disability: hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech impairments, physical handicaps, mental impairments, emotional problems, learning disabilities, and disadvantaged and/or culturally different. Mainstreaming is another heading. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, Coping, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Handicap Identification, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Material Development, Physical Mobility, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for Occupational Education.