ERIC Number: ED073580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Five County Vocational Skills Training Program for the Blind. Evaluation Document.
Russell, Gene H.
Evaluated was a 2 year, five county vocational program for visually handicapped junior high, secondary, and junior college students designed to encourage skill development of the student and inservice training of the regular instructor. Evaluation was by means of two questionnaires to which 53 vocational educators, 62 nonvocational educators (teachers of the blind and administrators), and 65 student teachers and prospective teachers responded. Two of the six conclusions after analysis of the data are that partially sighted and blind students can be successfully integrated into regular programs and that regular vocational educators will enroll blind and partially sighted pupils if they receive inservice training. To further vocational education for the visually handicapped, project evaluators made nine recommendations of which the following four are examples: the replication of similar projects in other regions, the development of an itinerant inservice team at the state level, and the establishment of a clearing house at the state level for career and vocational materials for the handicapped. Appendixes include the two questionnaires used in the evaluation. For other program documents see EC 051 030 through EC 051 032. (DB)
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.