ERIC Number: ED194788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
"Building Toward More Effective Vocational Training for Special Needs Students." Proceedings: Annual Statewide Conference on Vocational Special Needs (4th, College Station, Texas, March 31, April 1 and 2, 1980).
Kok, Marilyn, Ed.; And Others
These proceedings from a three-day Texas conference focus on the needs of handicapped students in vocational education. In the keynote speech, Marc Gold asks two questions: How do you distinguish those people who have special needs from those who don't--if you can distinguish; and, Is it possible to think in terms of goals that need to be accomplished and differences between how people get to those goals, rather than thinking about people with special needs? Featured speaker Shirley Price discusses her life as a handicapped person and stresses the need to perceive people as themselves and not as their handicap; to break down stereotypes and prepare handicapped students for real employment in jobs that exist, not just create programs because they sound good. Twenty-seven presentations are then given in the following subject areas: legislation and litigation; secondary and postsecondary administrative concerns (such as research issues, advocates vs. educators, and modifying programs for the handicapped); teaching concerns (competency-based instruction, classroom management, safety, and teaching emotionally disturbed students); vocational assessment; employment; and specific handicapping conditions. Finally, featured speaker Marc Hull summarizes the issues discussed during the conference. (Addresses of all conference participants are included.) (KC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Court Litigation, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Administration, Employment, Hearing Impairments, Legislation, Mainstreaming, Mental Disorders, Normalization (Handicapped), Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, School Safety, Secondary Education, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.; Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Note: For related documents see CE 027 146-148.