ERIC Number: ED184295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Experience-Based Career Education for Handicapped Students: A Mainstreaming Approach.
Evenson, Jill; Spotts, Robert
Based on data from four successful high school Experience Based Career Education (EBCE) programs, the document considers the problems that staff might encounter in incorporating handicapped students in EBCE, presents alternative strategies for solving these problems, and provides the basis for implementing EBCE programs that would serve handicapped and nonhandicapped students together. Section I addresses three components of program planning--making early planning decisions on program size and scope, orienting EBCE staff to the needs of handicapped youth, and disseminating information to the community. Section II outlines the following components of program adaptation (sample subcomponents in parentheses): developing community resources (orientation of current resource persons to working with handicapped students); adapting and utilizing program materials; locating needed services and equipment; determining procedures for admission and assessment of students (the individualized education plan--IEP); and adapting the procedures of the learning program (mainstreaming the EBCE program at Highland High School, Salt Lake City, Utah; Lincoln Career Development Center, Stockton, California; the Greenhouse Program, Rockville Center, New York; and Canyon High School, Canyon County, California). A final section considers start up assistance required for incorporating handicapped students in any local EBCE program. A list of characteristics of an EBCE program based on the Far West Laboratory Model is appended and a glossary is provided. (SBH)
Descriptors: Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Mainstreaming, Program Development, Secondary Education
Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, EBCE Project, 1855 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94103 ($5.00 limited supply)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
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.