ERIC Number: ED101489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: Exemplary Programs for the Handicapped.
Lake, Thomas P., Ed.
The publication contains reports of six career education programs for handicapped adolescents and young adults. Described is the Career Development Center, an alternative high school program in Syosset, New York, which offers academic and vocational learning opportunities to students (15 to 21 year old) who have difficulty adjusting to public schools. Examined is a mobile van program in which the employment potentials of tenth grade special education students in Baltimore, Maryland, are assessed by means of psychometric tests, work samples, and observation of work behavior. Also noted is Project SERVE in St. Paul, Minnesota, in which approximately 437 educable mentally handicapped students (grades 10-12) spend half of each day either at the school or in community-based job training programs. Project Worker of Fullerton, California, is characterized as a program in which teenaged job seekers learn to locate jobs and interview, develop job skills, and train in settings both on and off campus. The Technical Vocational Program for Deaf Students is reported to include a 12-week preparatory program designed to help postsecondary deaf students in social, vocational, and academic adjustment as well as courses in industrial, technical, business, distributive, health, and service areas. The Vocational Village of Portland, Oregon, is said to offer personalized career education to young persons (14 to 21 years old) who have dropped out of high school, been referred by penal institutions and the courts, or transferred from regular high schools due to physical, mental, or emotional problems. (GW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Education, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, On the Job Training, Program Descriptions, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs, Young Adults
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($5.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Task Force on Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Information Center on Exceptional Children.
Note: An Edited Version of an Abt Associates Report