ERIC Number: ED183941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Vocational Education Research Program in the Portland Public School District. Final Report.
Rumble, Richard R.
A project was conducted to improve the capacity of the Portland (Oregon) School District to fully implement individualized vocational education programs for the handicapped. Four high schools participated in the project, which involved the following activities: assessing current capabilities of the schools involved; conceptualizing and articulating collaborative planning sequences and data-based decision-making among various organizational elements within the district; developing comprehensive guidelines, operational procedures, and realistic methodologies for phasing in and implementing individualized vocational education programs; and identifying, summarizing, and disseminating materials and processes, and results related to the project. It was determined that the district has the capability to mainstream the handicapped with concurrent support services. Several publications on guidelines for mainstreaming handicapped students into vocational programs were produced. Some of the conclusions were (1) staff development is vitally necessary and effective; (2) individualized education programs need improvement in quality with more vocational educators involved; (3) procedures for identifying handicapped students are inadequate; (4) testing procedures are good but need to be made more available; and (5) more coordination, placement, followup, and staff development are needed. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act