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ERIC Number: ED195738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 183
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs Learners in Vocational Education. An In-Service Training and Resource Manual for Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, and Other Support Staff.
Winkler, Kathleen; And Others
This handbook is both a resource for teachers, counselors, administrators, and other support staff and an inservice training manual for a teacher trainer in a workshop setting. Each of the first three (of four) sections contains two components. The first is a resource component with informative materials and various exercises to help the teacher understand and meet the needs of mainstreamed special needs learners. The second component is a set of instructions for activities for a trainer to use in inservice workshops. Section 1 presents information about the roots, needs, attitudes, and behaviors of the special needs learners. It includes suggestions for working with this group in both the academic and vocational shop/classroom. Section 2 deals with meeting the needs of the special needs learner in the classroom. Techniques for adapting instructional content, instructional materials, teaching strategies, and the physical environment are included. Section 3 addresses the coping skills associated with the ability to work with these learners with a sense of empathy and understanding and the self-concept development procedures to help learners develop self-concept and survival skills. Section 4 is a listing of resources, materials, and agencies and organizations grouped by type of disability: hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech impairments, physical handicaps, mental impairments, emotional problems, learning disabilities, and disadvantaged and/or culturally different. Mainstreaming is another heading. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for Occupational Education.