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ERIC Number: ED166378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
A Science-Oriented Career Guidance System for the Physically Handicapped. Final Report & External Evaluation.
Thomasville Board of Education, GA.
A career guidance system to encourage and assist physically handicapped secondary level students and adults to undertake science careers was designed, produced, and field tested. Focus is on visual, hearing, and orthopedic handicaps. The following products were developed: (1) two hundred twenty-eight science-related career briefs in large print, audio tape, Braille, and microfiche formats (each includes job description, preparation requirements, earnings, and employment outlook); (2) ten sound filmstrips showing sixty handicapped scientists filmed on the job; (3) radio and television public service announcements about science career opportunities for the physically handicapped; (4) a science career guide for the visually handicapped; (5) self-career exploration and decision making exercises; and (6) companion science and work-related glossaries for those with severe hearing handicaps. These products can be used independently by handicapped and non-handicapped individuals in classrooms, rehabilitation centers, and other career guidance settings as well as for the training of personnel for these locations. A project evaluation indicated that all developmental objectives were met. The major problem was the lack of time for adequate field testing of developed materials. (The appendix, comprising two-thirds of this report, includes the following: a list of the two hundred twenty-eight career brief jobs, sample career briefs, sample scripts for television and radio public service announcements, sample letters, and sample interview and survey forms. (EM)
Descriptors: Adults, Audiovisual Aids, Career Awareness, Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs, Handicapped Students, Hearing Impairments, Independent Study, Information Dissemination, Information Systems, Mass Media, Occupational Information, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Students, Systems Development, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Thomasville Board of Education, GA.