ERIC Number: ED223791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Regional Model to Promote Linkages to Support Vocational Education for the Handicapped.
Goldstein, Marjorie T.
This manual describes a regional linkage model developed to bridge the mildly handicapped student's school and post-school job training by using a consortium of local professional personnel (vocational and special educators), representatives of business and industry, and representatives of public and private agencies concerned with work placement of handicapped persons. It first discusses preliminary steps the consortium took, including exploration of ways to create better linkages and examination of obstacles to successful placement of the handicapped and their career-related needs. The next section describes the model that provides for classification of the students by the school and school-based actions in collaboration with parents to facilitate development of vocational/special education programs for mildly handicapped youth. The 19 components of the model are discussed, and the role of the four sectors--schools, home, social service and rehabilitation agencies, and business and industry--that share responsibility for that component is also described. A final discussion focuses on some process issues, namely time constraints and participants' commitment to the project, and three issues related to development of the model: schools as initiators of the process, communication dynamics, and the organizational/individual nature of linkage endeavors. Appendixes include a glossary, lists of project participants and advisory committee members, and an abstract. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Coordination, Emotional Disturbances, Job Placement, Mild Disabilities, Mild Mental Retardation, Models, Neurological Impairments, Perceptual Handicaps, Private Agencies, Public Agencies, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Social Adjustment, Special Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Educational Funding Improvement Center Northeast, West Orange, NJ.