ERIC Number: ED170519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-14
Reference Count: N/A
Project Mainstream: San Mateo Union High School District.
San Mateo Union High School District, CA.
A project was designed to involve vocational teachers in intensive "hands-on" workshop activities to develop information, materials, and strategies for vocational instruction and support for students with special needs. Thirty vocational teachers from business, homemaking, and industrial education were involved in a two-day workshop and in evening seminar/workshops during the fall of 1978. Workshops contained lectures, small groups, role playing, and environmental simulations concerning mainstreaming. The field testing phase of the project involved the teacher's use of an individualized instructional program form and the development of a profile for a disadvantaged or handicapped student in the teacher's class. Other participant activities included (1) taking a measuring unit which he/she used and revising it for slow learners; (2) adapt a unit now being taught and add a strategy so that it was easy for a disadvantaged or handicapped student to understand; and (3) supply the name of a person in the business community who was willing to be interviewed by a handicapped student. All participants were evaluated at various points in the project through questionnaires. It was concluded that most participants gained from the project in the areas of new information, understanding, communications, and planning. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Handicapped Students, Home Economics Education, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Industrial Education, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Union High School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California