ERIC Number: ED337238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Special Needs Populations in Postsecondary Occupational Education: A Synthesis of Program Approaches.
Fadale, LaVerna M.; Winter, Gene M.
The Two-Year College Development Center undertook a project to identify two-year college programs in New York State that successfully serve one or more of the special needs populations targeted by the Carl D. Perkins Act. Four special needs populations were targeted for in-depth study: single parents/homemakers, learning disabled, limited English proficient, and adult students in need of training/retraining. Surveys were distributed to the chief academic officers at 62 State University of New York, City University of New York, and independent two-year colleges. Usable surveys were returned by 65.5% of the institutions, generating descriptions of 102 activities and programs. Four groups of 5 to 8 institutions each were selected as sites for in-depth study of the four special needs populations. During the next two years, 113 program staff members and 133 students/clientele participated in group interviews and completed questionnaires. Among the needs identified as common to all or most of the selected populations were the need to gain self-confidence, to acquire information about legal issues, and to set realistic goals. In addition, many program objectives and activities were identified as common across programming for all four populations. This report reviews specific program activities and objectives for each of the four special needs groups, presents a summary model program and flow-chart, provides recommendations, and lists detailed program and service strategies for each of the four groups. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Project supported by funds from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act.