ERIC Number: ED149188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education for the Handicapped: A Review. Information Series No. 119.
Hull, Marc E.
A review and synthesis of programming and techniques useful in providing vocational education to handicapped secondary and postsecondary school students is presented in this information analysis paper. Information and insights are given so that vocational administrators and supervisors can assess their efforts to provide equal opportunities for the handicapped to participate fully in all facets of vocational education including youth organizations, cooperative vocational education, vocational guidance services, and consumer education. Also, practical suggestions are included for effectively accommodating handicapped students through both regular and special instructional arrangements. Specific topics discussed include the following: rationale for the participation of the handicapped in vocational education, barriers to participation, impact of legislation, identifying the handicapped, developing appropriate program alternatives for serving the handicapped, prevocational education, role of vocational education in comprehensive secondary programming for the academically handicapped, need for interagency cooperation, curriculum and instructional materials to assist in vocational training, personnel preparation, evaluation of students and programs, and professional organizations. The conclusion is made that emphasis of the future must be one of equal access and maximum accommodation. The appendix contains descriptions of information systems on the handicapped. (TA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Students, Literature Reviews, Mainstreaming, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 119, $5.10, quantity and series discounts available)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. ERIC Clearinghouse on Career Education.