ERIC Number: ED218891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Motivation and Management Methods to Develop the Work Related Behaviors of Handicapped Students.
Van Nagel, Clement; And Others
The Vocational Assessment Record (VAR), a management system designed to accompany a token economy based on work behaviors in handicapped and nonhandicapped high school and adult basic education students with a minimum of instructor time and effort, is described. Among ways in which the VAR is said to be different from other motivational and classroom management systems are that it does not require sophisticated training, it is inexpensive, it is appropriate for all types of students in special and regular education, and it lends itself to individualization. Six steps in implementing the VAR are identified, including ways to explain the system to the students and procedures for discussing the student's self evaluation. The authors claim the VAR works for a variety of reasons, including that it strengthens behaviors incompatible with disruptive and nonwork behaviors, it teaches students to delay gratification, and it simulates the real world of work. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Token Economy; Vocational Assessment Record
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session T-50).