ERIC Number: ED181632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Vocational Concepts to the Handicapped: A Study of the Acquisition of Employment Related Concepts by Mentally Handicapped Students. Final Report.
Clark, Donald L.; And Others
The report discusses research activities carried out to investigate the effects of various teaching procedures on vocational skill and concept learning by handicapped students. The report is divided into five principal chapters (sample subtopics in parentheses): vocational education for the handicapped (mainstreaming); a review of concept learning research (learner characteristics, characteristics of the learning environment, media and concept formation); methodological procedures (instructional material development); presentation of the findings from eight substudies (including the influence of group size, presentation mode, and advanced organizers on concept formation); and application of the study in a paper by M. Hull et al., "Teaching Vocational Skills and Concepts to Students with Special Needs." Extensive appendixes present pictorial analyses and scripts of lesson formats and information on instructional materials. (CL)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Employment, Exceptional Child Research, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Material Development, Research Reviews (Publications), Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
Center for Career Development and Occupational Preparation, College of Education, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 (while supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Research Foundation, College Station.