ERIC Number: ED236882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Nebraskans Serving Secondary Special Education Students: Case Studies of Successful Programs.
Kasten, Katherine; And Others
The booklet, part of a project to identify successful secondary programs serving special education students in Nebraska, describes 12 programs. The 12 programs were selected from 27 nominations on the basis of service delivery approach, disability served, and success. The 12 sites were visited and staffs were interviewed. Eight programs are described in detail, and four are briefly covered. Descriptions touch on background, salient characteristics, and evaluation of the program. Projects described focus on daily living and vocational skills, cooperative vocational approaches in a rural area, prevocational experiences associated with community sites for mentally retarded students, work study experience programs, an employment exploration program, engineered classrooms, and a multicategorical resource center. A concluding section summarizes 12 characteristics of successful programs, including a strong instructional staff, strong administrative support, effective communication skills, a curriculum based on developing independent life skills and preparing for careers, and support from community advisory and parent groups. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Coll. of Education.
Note: Funded by a grant provided through the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development.