ERIC Number: ED142005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education for the Handicapped: A Competency Based Program.
Brock, Robert J.
Explained are the rationale, development, and function of the University of Wisconsin--Stout Career Special Education Program, a teacher training program for the secondary level career special educator of educable mentally retarded (EMR) students which has incorporated the methodologies of both competency based teacher training and systems theory. Outlined are the basic steps required in the systems development of the vocational education for the handicapped program: description (role definition) of the idealized vocational education for the handicapped; the identification of the required competencies; the identification of the student performance which the trainee must demonstrate in the development of the competencies; the identification of the activities which would lead to the acquisition of the desired competencies; and evaluation. Detailed are four basic problem areas encountered in the program: curriculum design and student performance evaluation; competency enlargement; practicums-clinical experience; and lack of identification regarding certification, housing, and degree titles. Appended are a sample special education study field questionnaire, summary of program competencies and student performance criteria, test out procedures for referral forms, and a site visit report. Table, figures, and diagrams are also provided and include a suggested EMR curriculum, a time line for program activities, and teacher competencies. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie.
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