ERIC Number: ED134865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Career Placement by Work Sampling for the Handicapped 1976. A Research Report.
Honsberger, Treva; Shelley, Mark
This project's goal was the placement of diversely handicapped students at the secondary level in suitable vocational programs which would lead to eventual employment. The technique employed to discover the aptitudes of these special students was work sampling, which is a vocational evaluation procedure utilizing "hands on" experiences, interest and basic academic skills testing to assess the client's vocational potential. Two vocational technicians were responsible for the implementation of the project. Twenty hours of work sampling was administered, followed by parent, student and teacher conferences. An in-service component consisted of an initial orientation to parents, visitation of the facilities and a staffing session with teachers and evaluation staff. It was felt that the work sampling was effective in most cases in delineating students' aptitudes and, to a somewhat lesser extent, their interests. Follow-up, consisting of placement in classes, training programs and/or additional counseling, was difficult due to the time limitation. The project indicated a need for further work and research in this area, and was for the most part supported by students, parents and teachers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Simi Valley Unified School District, Simi, CA.