ERIC Number: ED109834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
A Handbook for Employment Orientation Teachers of Special Needs Students.
Gershon, Theodore J.
Described are the rationale for and development of employment orientation programs for handicapped secondary students in New Jersey. Background information (including operational definitions of handicapped children and a review of the historical development of special education) is provided. It is explained that the employment orientation programs, which emphasize appropriate work habits and attitudes, consist of two parts: a simulated work phase and basic skill training for specific vocational areas. Discussed is the importance of a total career development approach from kindergarten through high school, and cited are examples of New Jersey vocational secondary programs (including integrated programs and sheltered workshops). A final section touches on basic principles of teaching the handicapped child. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: For related information see EC 073112