ERIC Number: ED142768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Mainstreaming the Handicapped in Vocational Education. Developing a Positive Attitude.
Bond, Richard; Weisgerber, Robert
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 focuses on understanding attitudes and feelings involved in teaching handicapped students and on exploring ways of developing a climate of positive attitudes to support instruction of handicapped students in regular classrooms. Specifically, the purposes are (1) to understand something about attitudes and how they affect learning and other behaviors, (2) to understand the bases for attitudes which can affect success in teaching handicapped students in regular (mainstream) classes, (3) to develop practical living skills in solving problems which involve attitudes and feelings that can affect success in teaching handicapped students in regular (mainstream) classes. Information is presented in a question and answer format, with key questions underlined and with key answers set off in boxes. Exercises, comments, and examples have been integrated into the instructions to help the user organize and consolidate information which has just been presented. An assessment section is included to help the user demonstrate his/her ability to apply the information in practical ways. (Author/HD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Guides, Handicapped Students, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Mainstreaming, Negative Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, School Personnel, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Guides, 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