ERIC Number: ED117914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Improving Occupational Programs for the Handicapped.
Parker, Scott L.; And Others
Presented is a manual on improving occupational programs for the handicapped based on a study of 30 existing vocational education programs falling into one of three categories--modified programs for handicapped students in the regular classroom, special programs for the handicapped in segregated classrooms, or special programs for severely handicapped students in special classes or residential schools. Chapters on the following topics are included: laying the groundwork, designing a program, setting up a program, focusing on the student, meeting student needs, preparing for specific skill training, selecting type of vocational training, providing related or academic instruction, obtaining supportive and social services, assisting in transition to the work world, conducting job placement and follow-up, and achieving interagency, interdistrict and community coordination and cooperation. The bulk of the document consists of appendixes providing a checklist for program evaluation, abstracts of 30 programs studied in depth, detailed studies of three different kinds of programs, and the methodology used to develop the manual. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Guidelines, Handicapped Children, Job Placement, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Skill Development, Social Services, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Management Analysis Center, Inc., Washington, DC.