ERIC Number: ED171904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Assisting Handicapped Students in Vocational Technical Programs in Community Colleges. Identification of Barriers; Recommendations for Removal of Barriers; Tasks to be Implemented. Summary Report.
Jernigan, Joan Shirley; Clark, Donald L.
A policy-focus Delphi study was conducted to identify the barriers which prohibit handicapped students from entering or completing vocational technical programs in community colleges in Texas and to identify recommendations and tasks relating to the removal of these barriers. A seventy-two member participant group, which included a nineteen member steering committee, identified 29 tasks which might be implemented or considered for policy formulation by community colleges. These 29 tasks resulted from a content analysis and distillation of the group's 351 recommendations which had evolved from their 198 identified barriers. Fourteen of the 29 tasks correlated with 18 barriers identified by a majoritity (66%) of the participants as being the most severe. Ratios of desirability, feasibility, and cost effectiveness of implementing the tasks were derived and verified by the steering committee. (The appendix, which is the bulk of the document, lists in tabular format the barriers, recommendations, and ratings of barrier severity and implementation feasibility.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas