ERIC Number: ED351816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
The Utilization of High School Students as Volunteers in Special Education. Student Manual. Project Support.
Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, Maple Heights, OH.; Council for Exceptional Children. Ohio Federation.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
This booklet is intended for Ohio high school volunteers who assist in special education programs and who are members of high school chapters of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The first section considers the decision to become a volunteer and includes two surveys concerning attitudes toward persons with disabilities and attitudes and knowledge regarding services to individuals with disabilities. The next section provides definitions of 11 disabilities and specific guidelines for interacting with each category of student. The third section focuses on the personal self-esteem of the teen volunteer with four questionnaires and a sample "personal commitment contract." The role and function of the teen volunteer is focused on in the following section which includes questions to help the getting acquainted process, a sample record form, important general information, and a "disaster kit." The final section describes CEC club activities suggesting ways to build group consensus and including a teen volunteer self-rating scale, and a sample code of ethics. Additional information includes lists of four references, the Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Centers, officers of the Ohio Federation CEC, and responsible persons in Project Support. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Exploration, Clubs, Definitions, Disabilities, Guidelines, High School Students, High Schools, Professional Associations, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Education, Student Volunteers
Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, 14605 Granger Rd., Maple Heights, OH 44137.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, Maple Heights, OH.; Council for Exceptional Children. Ohio Federation.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Council for Exceptional Children; Ohio