ERIC Number: ED201086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
The Interdependent Community: Collaborative Planning for Handicapped Youth. Member's Guide and Leader's Handbook.
Ferrini, Paul; And Others
The team member's collaborative planning guide and leader's handbook are designed to help the reder work effectively with others to improve career related opportunities for handicapped persons in the community by addresssing and overcoming common barriers to interagency collaboration. The leader's handbook offers guidelines for conducting four weekly half day sessions with a team of eight individuals representing key organizations in the community. By using the guidelines, four sections of the community (public schools, government agencies, handicapped service organizations, and business and industry) can collaborate to plan and implement key career related programs such as the following: career exploration, employer sensitization, vocational assessment, work adjustment, work experience, job placement, on the job training, personal and career counseling, equipment modification, and inservice training. Following an introductory chapter are four chapters addressing the assembly and orientation of a collaborative planning team; the collaborative planning process; team dynamics; and guidelines for implementation, evaluation, and future planning. Appended are results of a national survey of existing local and regional collaborative programs. The member's guide is divided into three stages: in Stage One team members choose one program on which to focus a planning effort; in Stage Two one strategy or major approach is chosen upon which to focus team efforts; and in Stage Three major tasks that the team will carry out in order to implement the strategy chosen are selected. Outlined for steps within each stage are exercises and team member responsibilities. Also included is information on various types of programs, strategies, and other related materials. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Community Programs, Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Team Training, Workshops
Technical Education Research Centers, 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 ($2.50 Member's Guide, $7.50 Leader's Handbook, $10.00 for the set).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.