ERIC Number: ED142766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming the Handicapped in Vocational Education. Serving the Visually Handicapped.
Dillman, Caroline M.; Maloney, Patricia
One of a series of seven modules developed to improve the knowledge and skills of vocational educators who are or will become involved in the instruction of handicapped students in regular (mainstream) classes, this module is intended for inservice training of vocational educators (including administrators, coordinators, counselors, and preservice trainees) working at the secondary level and focuses on developing a general understanding of the goals, components, and approaches used in regular vocational education programs involving the legally blind and partially seeing. Specifically, the purposes are (1) to familiarize vocational educators with particular handicapping conditions of the legally blind and partially seeing including terminology, variations in severity, and differing capabilities of these students (section 1), (2) to outline and discuss plans for individualizing instruction so that it will meet the needs of visually handicapped students and will simplify the educator's task in teaching these students (sections 2 and 3), and (3) to provide vocational educators with resource and referral agencies (State, Federal, private, and nonprofit) and with various publications that can aid them in dealing with visually handicapped students (covered in a separate Resources Section). (Author/HD)
Descriptors: Agencies, Audio Equipment, Blindness, Educational Equipment, Educational Media, Educational Resources, Electromechanical Aids, Federal Government, Guides, Handicapped Students, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Programs, Learning Modules, Mainstreaming, National Organizations, Partial Vision, Postsecondary Education, Private Agencies, Program Development, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, State Agencies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For related documents see CE 011 759-761, CE 778-781, and CE 011 868