ERIC Number: ED113534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education for the Handicapped; Assistance in Initiating or Strengthening Vocational Programs for Handicapped Youth.
Buontempo, Gregory; And Others
The philosophy and programs presented are designed to assist New Jersey educators in planning and developing vocational education for the handicapped. An important measure of the success of such education, the handicapped person's ability to get and hold a job, is described. Federal legislation providing for more training for the handicapped is briefly outlined. Twelve categories of handicapped persons are used for educational classification and are defined here: mentally retarded educable, mentally retarded trainable, neurologically impaired, perceptually impaired, emotionally disturbed, socially maladjusted, visually handicapped, auditorily handicapped, communication handicapped, orthopedically handicapped, chronically ill, and multiply handicapped. The recommended team approach to long-term vocational development involving education and counseling is outlined. Five major phases (each described in detail) of the vocational preparation of the handicapped form a strategy which has often proven effective: (1) vocational evaluation, (2) self and career awareness, (3) skill training, (4) getting started in a real job, and (5) followup. The sequence of programs developed for the handicapped (elementary through high school level and older) includes technology for children, introduction to vocations, employment orientation, work experience and career exploration program, and part-time cooperative employment orientation. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Bureau of Occupational Research.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey