ERIC Number: ED218468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Career/Vocational Assessment of Secondary Students with Exceptional Needs: Critical Issues and Promising Practices.
Anderlini, Lyn Starr; Zittel, Gail
Critical issues pertaining to career/vocational assessment were identified by the Regional Resource Center West (RRCW) through a review of the literature and interviews conducted with practitioners. Critical issues identified were the goal of the career/vocational assessment; assessment instruments and procedures; examiner expertise; and coordination of services. Promising practices that addressed the critical issues were verified through site visits and staff interviews. The interviews were supplemented by tours, program observations and review of materials, products, and administrative procedures. Site nominations were provided by state education personnel as well as personnel from the nominated sites. Promising practices were selected through the criteria of identified critical issues, uniqueness, feasibility of replication, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness. Eight promising practices were identified in California and Florida, and are described in this report. For each practice, the following information is given: site, contacts, sphere, critical issue, program descriptions, background of problem, description of practice, implementation/maintenance, outcomes, resources required (staff, equipment, training, funds), learnings, person to contact for further information, and person who verified practice. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Guidance, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.; Regional Resource Center West, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California; Florida; Vocational Assessment