ERIC Number: ED112541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education for the Handicapped; Focus: Rural and Remote.
Intended primarily for special education teachers and principals, the manual describes procedures for organizing and implementing career education programs for handicapped students in rural or remote areas. The program descriptions, methods, and sample forms contained in the manual were used successfully by one or more of five small, rural school districts in the state of Washington. Among suggested steps for developing career education programs are identifying key personnel (such as vocational teachers), establishing a community advisory committee, assessing student and faculty needs, selecting goals, and providing supportive services (through inservice teacher training and the use of itinerant staff members). Focused on are the following aspects of program management: delegating responsibilities to vocational rehabilitation and guidance counselors, developing a work activity guide for clarifying staff roles, problems of supervising students' work-study experiences in rural areas, visitation records and other forms for student evaluation, and career education activities. Types of program evaluation are briefly discussed, and lists of materials and resources for career education programs are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Administration, Career Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Records (Forms), Rural Areas, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Intermediate School District 109, Everett.
Identifiers - Location: Washington