ERIC Number: ED142774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Improving Vocational Education Services for Handicapped Students. Final Report.
Weisgerber, Robert A.; Smith, Claudette A.
The project was designed to develop a comprehensive set of instructional materials for use in the training of vocational educators who will be instructing handicapped students as a part of their regular classes. These materials were to convey information at various levels of specificity, including (1) a general understanding of the attitudes, problems, and concerns which affect the handicapped group, (2) an awareness of the needs arising from selected types of disabilities and impairments, and (3) a strategy for use when planning education for a handicapped student. Priorities for content in the resulting seven modules of instruction were established cooperatively with an advisory panel, and were developed in cooperation with consultants knowledgeable in the various handicapping conditions. Overall, the modules were found to meet or surpass the evaluators' expectations in terms of providing information on five main ideas: Rights and entitlements, attitudes toward the handicapped, information about different handicapped conditions, training the handicapped for competitive employment, and helping a particular handicapped student. (Author/HD)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Attitude Change, Civil Liberties, Deafness, Educational Planning, Handicapped Students, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Mainstreaming, Material Development, Mild Mental Retardation, Partial Hearing, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Personnel, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Speech Handicaps, Student Needs, Teaching Skills, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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 011 778-781, and CE 011 868