ERIC Number: ED173976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Extending Experience-Based Career Education to Handicapped Students: An Overview of the Mainstreaming Approach.
Evenson, Jill; And Others
The paper discusses the appropriateness for handicapped students of Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE), a flexible high school program of highly individualized learning that utilizes direct experience in work and community settings to promote growth in basic academic skills, self-reliance, and career awareness. The need for expanded career education and education in life skills for handicapped individuals is considered in terms of legal requirements (particularly those of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; P.L. 94-482, the Vocational Education Act Amendments of 1976; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) and the learning requirements of handicapped students. EBCE's core features and the outcomes it offers are looked at, and some of the planning needs and adaptive steps to consider in incorporating handicapped students into ongoing EBCE programs are considered. It is pointed out that since EBCE is already highly individualized, handicapped students can be incorporated into the program through further extending its capacity to meet individual student needs, without changing the overall structure and purposes of the program. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.