ERIC Number: ED182489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Career Education for the Handicapped Child in the Elementary Classroom.
Clark, Gene M.
Intended for teachers, counselors, principals, curriculum coordinators, career education specialists, and special educators at the elementary level, this book presents a career education model for handicapped children as well as practical ideas. The first chapter introduces the concept of career education, including definitions, a rationale for career education programming, the basic career education models, and a proposed model for the handicapped. The remaining chapters are in a "how-to" format, outlining ideas for justifying, planning, and conducting instruction to help handicapped children relate their personal, social, and occupational development to their life careers. Chapters 2-5 discuss career education programming for (1) values, attitudes, and habits; (2) human relationships; (3) occupational information; and (4) acquisition of job and daily living skills. Following a brief discussion of the area, each chapter includes selected primary (K-3) and intermediate (4-6) level goal/objective statements and activities and materials for achieving them. Focusing on implementing the career education program, chapter 6 addresses implementation at the administrative and operational levels, three major alternatives for delivery (infusion, separate programming, and a combination), and a review of the major instructional activities for infusion or unit teaching of career education content. (Appendixes include sample program materials and a publisher/distributor listing.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Daily Living Skills, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Handicapped Children, Handicapped Students, Individual Development, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Models, Objectives, Occupational Information, Program Development, Resource Materials, Social Development
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Love Publishing Company, Denver, CO.