ERIC Number: ED141998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Developing and Implementing a Vocational Education Awareness Program for Handicapped Students in the Cherokee High School.
Casey, Edwin R.
A practicum was developed at Cherokee High School (Georgia) for providing equal opportunities for mildly handicapped students to gain competencies necessary to succeed and advance in a chosen occupation. The curriculum involved the following: the high school principal (responsible for developing and implementing the program); vocational specialist (responsible for managing the existing school and community resources and formulating the interdisciplinary program); the interdisciplinary team (with each member responsible for identifying and designing the curriculum in his individual discipline); public relations (responsible for developing awareness, creating enlightenment, and stimulating involvement); the 16 students (meeting criteria which included inability, because of handicaps, to succeed in regular vocational programs); scheduling in the vocational education awareness program; counseling of the students and parents by the vocational specialist; placement of the students in a personalized program; the instructional program made up of instructional options which included skill training, fulltime employment, and placement in sheltered workshops; and a training plan for each student which outlined tasks and expectations. Measures of students' attendance, grades, personal qualities, employment, and occupational task performance supported the effectiveness of the curriculum. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Mini Practicum, Nova University