ERIC Number: ED142767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming the Handicapped in Vocational Education. Serving the Mentally Retarded.
One of a series of seven modules developed to improve the knowledge and skills of vocational educators who are or who will be serving the handicapped in regular vocational education settings, this module, dealing primarily with the educable mentally retarded (EMR), is designed to (1) explain what mental retardation is and to explore the range of vocational capabilities of the mentally retarded student, (2) present the vocational educator with guidelines for establishing and carrying out a plan of individualized instruction for the retarded student, and (3) provide listings of resource agencies and further readings to assist the vocational educator who is working with the mentally retarded. Important points in setting up an individualized instructional program for mentally handicapped students are considered and suggestions are made for modifying existing programs to overcome problems. Two final sections cover (1) bibliographic sources and resource agencies and persons to contact for assistance, and (2) a set of problems/questions designed to enable the vocational educator to check his or her understanding of the ideas presented in the module, and to apply the principles discussed to his or her own teaching situation. (Author/HD)
Descriptors: Agencies, Educational Resources, Federal Government, Guides, Handicapped Students, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Programs, Learning Modules, Mainstreaming, Mild Mental Retardation, National Organizations, Preservice Teacher Education, Private Agencies, Program Development, State Agencies, Student Placement, Teaching Guides, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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