ERIC Number: ED078638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Exceptional Children Conference Papers: Career Education.
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Two conference reports focus on career education programs for handicapped high school students. Described is a work study program for educable mentally retarded (EMR) senior high students with goals such as decreasing the incidence of school dropouts, improving basic work skills, teaching positive work attitudes, teaching money and time management skills, and improving self concepts. Components of the model program are reported to include a fulltime work study coordinator, prevocational and occupational orientation, inservice training for teachers, selective job placement and supervision, and career training via educational and community agencies. The second paper offers guidelines for the design of programs in career development for secondary handicapped children. Said to be required for program development are adequate funds, facilities, community support, instruction, and evaluation procedures. A suggested high school work study curriculum is outlined which correlates work experience with the meeting of academic and vocational objectives. Listed are approximately 120 jobs held by special students in one school system. Job titles and descriptions are given for 37 jobs. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International CEC Convention (51st, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1973)