ERIC Number: ED217172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Feasibility of the Development of a Branch of the Vocational Technical Institute to Serve Handicapped Persons in Southeast Kansas.
Ward, William Gary; Bradrick, Beth M.
A project studied the feasibility of developing a branch of the Vocational Technical Institute (VTI) to serve special vocational needs of in-school and out-of-school youth and adults. Population figures on handicapped persons in Southeast Kansas were obtained from the literature, educational agencies, and public service agencies. Data were also gathered from interviews with special education/special vocational needs educators on current programs at the VTI they felt their current student population could fit into, educational programs that the VTI could institute to meet student characteristics and local industrial demand, and businesses and resource persons who had positively responded to support of special education/special vocational education. Thirty practicing educators also responded to a mailed survey addressing the first two concerns. An analysis of the job market was then undertaken. Recommendations were made in seven areas, regarding organization of a branch of the VTI to serve postsecondary handicapped students: inservice activities, attitudinal changes, student screening and assessment, special vocational needs coordinator, articulation, building facility, and clearinghouse. Appendixes include the survey instrument, Occupational Demand Survey...in the Nine Counties of Southeast Kansas 1976-1980, and Occupational Survey Summary of Nine County Areas of Southeast Kansas, 1978. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburg State Univ., KS.; Southeast Kansas Special Education Cooperative, Pittsburg.
Identifiers: Kansas (Southeast); Vocational Technical Institute KS
Note: Best copy available. Prepared by the Vocational Technical Inst. at Pittsburg State Univ.