ERIC Number: ED106440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education for the Disadvantaged and Handicapped in Indiana: A Status Report.
White, Thomas R.; And Others
This study examines educational programs, supported by the Indiana State Board for Vocational and Technical Education, for the disadvantaged and makes recommendations regarding future education for professional personnel involved in such programs. Results suggest that local communities in Indiana show a great variety of approaches in meeting the vocational education needs of disadvantaged and handicapped students. Vocational programs for the disadvantaged and handicapped in Indiana are said to be significantly different in many respects from traditional vocational programs, and, hence not easily comparable; vocational programs for the disadvantaged and handicapped are becoming institutionalized in the total effort in vocational education. Substantial differences are stated to exist in programs within each category program (disadvantaged handicapped, and multi-population) and across categories of programs. It is suggested that vocational teachers of the disadvantaged and handicapped can benefit from teacher education; and that professional development for vocational teachers of the disadvantaged and handicapped must be based on the needs of students, teachers, and programs, taking into consideration the different student populations served and the expressed needs of teachers. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana