ERIC Number: ED201749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Assessment for Special Needs Individuals. Workshop Report to Participants, State Invitational Model Building Workshop (Sheraton-Tara Motel, Framingham, Massachusetts, January 24-25, 1980).
Stodden, Robert A.; And Others
A project was conducted to bridge the gap between the conceptualized model of vocational evaluation within a rehabilitation framework and the needs of a changing career development model within an educational setting. The project focus was on ascertaining the state of the art of vocational assessment of special needs individuals, then building a viable evaluation model for use within the students' continuum of educational services. This document reports on the second product of the project, a structured, two-day model-building workshop. The vocational-assessment model-building workshop was planned as an important step in the process of collecting, condensing, and structuring information into program model components. The workshop structure served the following functions: (1) sharing of the findings of an extensive search of the field of vocational assessment/special needs with relevant individuals interfacing with the project; (2) presenting a structured vocational assessment/special needs model for reaction and input from professionals in the field; (3) receiving input from local school level personnel on specifics concerning the set-up and implementation of the model components; (4) building the presented vocational evaluation model components with specific input from knowledgeable professionals, key state and local administrators, and other direct service personnel interfacing with the vocational evaluation process. This report contains the addresses of the professionals involved in the four processes above and summaries of the model-building process that took place at the workshop. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational School District, Upton, MA.