ERIC Number: ED164914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Overcoming Barriers to Mainstreaming: A Problem-Solving Approach. Final Report.
Dahl, Peter R.; Lipe, Dewey
The overall objective of this project was to produce a guidebook to help vocational educators gain skills in working with handicapped students in regular classrooms. The first step in the project was to assess barriers and identify ways to overcome them. Barriers were classified into the following categories: attitudinal, architectural, work environment, placement, and barriers to curriculum modification. Difficulties within categories were identified by a literature review, an advisory panel, vocational and special educators, and others concerned with handicapped training and placement. The second step of the project was to prepare a guidebook acceptable to the vocational education community. The guidebook which identified and described practical ways to overcome barriers was reviewed and critiqued by an advisory panel and special and vocational educators not previously involved in the project. The guidebook was revised accordingly. Step 3 involved the dissemination of the guidebook through a commercial publishing company. (Appendixes include project abstract, meeting topics, synopsis of current information, forms to list problem areas and resources, sample completed survey form, telephone guide and recording form, prospectus and list of publishers, flyer describing the guidebook, list of interested publishers, and publication contract.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Access to Education, Advisory Committees, Architectural Barriers, Attitude Change, Curriculum Development, Employment Qualifications, Handicapped Students, Information Dissemination, Job Placement, Job Skills, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Specialists, Student Rights, Surveys, Vocational Education, Work Environment
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.
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