ERIC Number: ED126348
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Introduction to Special Vocational Needs.
Meers, Gary D.
The document contains two readings and a competency list meant to serve as an introduction to the area of special vocational needs. A special vocational needs program is defined as a program designed for those in need of vocational training who cannot succeed in a regular vocational program due to a handicapping condition (mental, physical, or emotional) or the effects of disadvantagement (academic or socioeconomic). A teacher competency list, offered as a guide for pre- and inservice teacher education programs, presents competencies developed under seven major headings: program planning, curriculum development, method of instruction, evaluation, guidance, human relations, and management of learning and behavior. The first reading discusses five components of a model (identification of program goals, specification of competencies, defining indicators of success, developing modalities of instruction, and program evaluation) and their utilization in a systematic approach to designing career education programs for the special needs student. A sequential procedure for curriculum modification to meet all student needs is described in the second reading. It includes status assessment, progressive instructional unit change, learning style analysis of a unit, readability measurement of printed classroom materials, and exploration of possible unit weaknesses. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.