ERIC Number: ED199438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming in Business Education. Monograph 135.
Morton, Margaret; Champagney, Henry
This monograph, intended to aid business education teachers, examines various aspects of the legislation concerning the education of handicapped students, and presents methods of teaching handicapped students in regular business education classrooms. The book contains six chapters, a bibliography, and appendixes. Chapters 1-2 summarize the history and philosophical foundations of educating the handicapped in regular classrooms, along with current concerns and issues. Topics covered include Public Law 94-142; Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs); Public Law 94-482 and Public Law 93-112, which pertain to vocational training and non-discrimination in programs that receive federal funds; social and staffing issues; and awareness of materials and methods. Chapter three describes various handicapping conditions--learning disabilities, behavioral disabilities, hearing impairment, visual impairment, orthopedic handicaps, and illness--and suggests strategies for teaching business subjects to these students. In chapter four, adaptations in the business education curriculum for handicapped students are discussed, including adaptations that can be made in secretarial/word processing programs, stenographic/secretarial programs, typing instruction, and special curriculum or skill adaptations for hearing impaired, blind, and mild mentally handicapped students. Chapter five points out the changes that need to be made in teacher education in order to prepare business teachers to deal with handicapped students; and chapter six suggests challenges of this decade, including the career opportunities that may open up for handicapped students. Appendixes contain a list of special teaching materials on mainstreaming, source materials for teaching blind and handicapped students, a competency profile for vocational teachers instructing sensory and physically impaired students, and a sample IEP. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Education, Disabilities, Diseases, Educational History, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Hearing Impairments, High School Students, High Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Mild Disabilities, Office Occupations Education, Physical Disabilities, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South-Western Publishing Co., Cincinnati, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act