ERIC Number: ED218526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Models for Linking Agencies Serving the Handicapped. Model Development Report.
Tindall, Lloyd W.; And Others
Three states--Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia--served as model states for a project on vocational education models for linking agencies serving the handicapped. Using a multi-agency team with members representing vocational education, special education, rehabilitation, guidance, and other agencies at the state level, each state developed a state interagency linkage model. The Maryland model for establishing and improving interagency linkages is based on a manual entitled "Cooperative Planning for the Handicapped; Resource Manual." In addition, the Maryland model includes a series of 13 learning modules that provide vocational teachers with training about the educational needs of handicapped students. Designed to provide a framework for local agency representatives to use when establishing and implementing cooperative agreements, the New Jersey model places major emphasis at the county-local level. The following six major areas were addressed by developers of the New Jersey model: vocational education, health, skill development, transportation, job placement, and support services. The Virginia model involves formal written agreements developed between the Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitative Services in the following areas: vocational education, special education, and rehabilitative services. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Financial Support, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Linking Agents, Material Development, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resources, School Districts, Services, Special Education, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center.
Identifiers: Maryland; New Jersey; Virginia
Note: For related documents see CE 033 220, ED 215 089-090, and ED 215 097.