ERIC Number: ED173534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for the Handicapped in Vocational Education. Information Series No. 144.
McKinney, Lorella A.; Seay, Donna M.
One of a series of sixteen knowledge transformation papers, this paper examines the problems, issues, and needs of vocational educators as they develop and implement individualized education programs (IEPs) for handicapped children. First, a general discussion of an IEP gives its five components (present level of educational performance, annual goals, educational services, initiation date and duration of such services, and evaluation criteria and procedures), guidelines for identification/diagnosis of individual needs, use of observation and testing, and its assessment of psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skills. Steps are listed for vocational educators to follow in IEP preparation as well as specifications for its implementation. Then, critical issues and problems are identified, such as lack of teacher preparation, insufficient funding, and nonsupportive attitudes. Areas requiring change to accommodate IEP in the vocational education delivery system are delineated, including flexible student scheduling, release time for teachers, and preservice and inservice teacher education. Various research and development projects related to IEP are described. To eliminate duplication and problems, it is recommended that information on both effective and ineffective development and implementation be disseminated. At the end, guidelines are provided for the successful development of an IEP by vocational educators. The three appendixes contain samples of an individualized education plan and chart and IEP forms. (ELG)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Students, Individual Needs, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Information Dissemination, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 019 603-618