ERIC Number: ED188396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Career Education for the Handicapped Parents' Changing Roles and Responsibilities.
Vasa, Stanley F.; And Others
The importance of parent involvement in the career education of their handicapped children is the focus of the paper. Parent participation is necessary both because it has been mandated by law and because parents have an influence on their children and provide a valuable resource in career education. Alternative delivery systems, such as newsletters and teacher home visitations should be considered. Parents may be reluctant to become involved due to negative previous experiences with schools and school personnel or because they have found it difficult to articulate their concerns. Teachers need to display interest, acceptance, and empathy as well as honesty, objectivity, and dependability. Effective interaction needs to be established through such techniques as careful planning of conferences, and teachers must be prepared to recruit parent involvement and establish an ongoing communication system with parents. (PHR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session W-29).