ERIC Number: ED189322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
"It Isn't Easy Being Special." Let's Help Special Needs Learners: A Resource Guide for Vocational Education Teachers. Research and Development Series No. 184.
Denniston, Denie; And Others
Divided into three chapters, this resource guide provides strategies and examples to assist the vocational education teacher working with disadvantaged, handicapped, and limited-English-proficiency students in secondary or postsecondary vocational education programs. Chapter 1 defines special needs students, lists their characteristics, and summarizes legislative requirements. Chapter 2 provides descriptions of procedures which define teacher roles and describe strategies and examples teachers can use to help students gain access to vocational education programs, perform well in these programs, and be successfully employed in the world of work. The chapter divides these procedures and strategies into three major components: (1) access, including assessing both environmental factors influencing the vocational education process and the students; (2) performance, involving planning programs and coordinating services, vocational education instructional programs, and support services; and (3) success, including employability and evaluation. Chapter 3 lists suggested resources, such as articles and books, films and filmstrips (annotated citations), and commercial work sample systems (annotated citations). (YLB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Coordination, Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Potential, Environmental Influences, Individualized Instruction, Mainstreaming, Non English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Student Placement, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($3.25)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.