ERIC Number: ED229966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
S.W.A.T. (Study with a Teacher).
Langdon, Julia; Picard, Nancy
SWAT (Study with a Teacher) provided a 2 week summer program for 26 handicapped high school students who were mainstreamed into the regular vocational education program. Teams of participants were divided into career clusters with a vocational instructor and special education teacher. Staff was trained to use SWAT revised lesson plans and instructional materials, and worked together to develop learning packets on such topics as occupational vocabulary and reading skills; occupational mathematics and measurement skills; social and emotional factors related to mainstreaming, vocational education, and job placement; and provisions for individualization in vocational education. Students spent 3 hours per day with their SWAT team members using the materials to prepare them for their vocational programs. Followup revealed that 81 percent of student SWAT participants were successful in their vocational program. Additional benefits included increased sensitivity of vocational instructors to the handicapped students' learning styles and improved communication between special and vocational education. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Study with a Teacher Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).