ERIC Number: ED227345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Career Education for Handicapped Students: A Suggested Approach. Technical Assistance Services: Illinois Special Needs Populations.
Miller, Sidney R.; And Others
This monograph describes a suggested approach to career education for handicapped students that focuses on two aspects of the career development process, career exploration and development of an academic program reflecting vocational needs. Discussed in the section on career exploration are career goals, the teacher-counselor role, individual competencies, career alternatives, community assessment of job availability, selecting a career path, simulated job experiences, survival skills, personal skills related to independent living, and themes to explore in social development. The second half of the guide deals with various topics pertaining to developing an appropriate academic program, including traditional educational programming; issues in instruction (practicality, abstract thinking, readability level, and regular testing); academic strategies (using alternative texts, student- developed texts, and modifying materials); reading (the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile method of instruction, and linguistic reading); mathematics; written instruction; handwriting; speech; job training; integrated basic-skill development; and task analysis. A list of references is appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Choice, Career Education, Counselor Role, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Employment Opportunities, Guidelines, Individual Development, Individual Needs, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Job Training, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Simulation, Skill Development, Social Development, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Student Teacher Relationship, Task Analysis, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.