ERIC Number: ED240749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Oklahoma Special Education-Vocational Rehabilitation Cooperative Work-Study Program.
Green, Lowell E.; Jones, C. D., Jr.
Oklahoma's work study program for handicapped high school students, a cooperative effort between public schools and the State Departments of Education and Human Services, is described. Responsibilities of each party are discussed, and basic training elements (adjustment training, career awareness, and employer-employee relations) are noted. Results of annual evaluations are cited, including the program's strengths (such as cooperation among personnel and increased availability of training sites). The added component of a summer program is described as an approach to ease the transition from one school year to the next. In addition, the cooperation among vocational rehabilitation, vocational technical education, and special education has resulted in such further programs as a network of vocational evaluation centers and shared funding arrangements for interpreters for the deaf at two state postsecondary schools. Informal followup data are cited to demonstrate program effectiveness. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Work Experience Programs for Handicapped Children (August 23-25, 1982).