ERIC Number: ED064854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Occupational Education Experiences for Emotionally Handicapped Youth.
Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.
General institute proceedings on vocational education for emotionally disturbed youth refer generally to the continuum of educational programing, its flexibility, variety of educational options, multiple number of educational settings, and large size of student population. Introductory comments in the general session are followed by three sessions on occupational program design for the emotionally disturbed, employment potential for the emotionally disturbed youth in the world-of-work, and guided tour of basic modified secondary occupational programs, ages 15 years and up at the career development center, respectively. The proceedings are conducted in a most informal manner with many references to specific students and their problems and/or accomplishments. Occupational awareness laboratories are explained to provide experiences for students 5 to 10 years of age; the experiences are thought to represent the real work world in terms of activity, understanding, and appreciation. Preoccupational exploration experiences are then described to be shops designed to provide general occupational experience in broad based areas for the intermediate or middle school population. Secondary vocational educational is discussed, with the further options of specialized education, split programing, or work experience. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Handicapped Children and Youth.
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Note: Reprint of Proceedings from A Special Study Institute, October 5-7, 1971, Jericho, New York