ERIC Number: ED234592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Strategies for Vocational/Special Needs. Resource Paper No. 4.
A brief description is provided of ways in which vocational programs have been modified for handicapped students at Portsmouth High School (New Hampshire). Examples are: (1) regular vocational programs with support services and modification curriculum; (2) special vocational programs in which pre-vocational entry level skills are developed prior to integration into regular vocational programs; and (3) self-contained vocational programs designed for the more severely handicapped. Career education and work experience are seen as valuable components to all vocational programs. Twenty-one instructional strategies and curriculum modifications are listed to assist educators in making materials more relevant and appropriate for students with special needs. Using contract grading, evaluating the reading level of materials used, taping lectures, using pictures to describe processes, providing for repetition, and giving only one or two instructions at a time are examples of suggested instructional strategies. In addition, a cooperative effort between vocational instructors and specialists from other subject areas is recommended. (LH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Exceptional Persons, High Schools, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Prevocational Education, Program Descriptions, Resource Room Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Identifiers: New Hampshire; PF Project
Note: Best copy available. Prepared by the Task Force for the Improvement of Secondary Special Education in New Hampshire.