ERIC Number: ED205729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project LINK: Program Manual and Final Report.
Raleigh, Sheri A.
This final report contains a description of and manual for Project LINK, a program to assist educable mentally retarded and learning-disabled students in various phases of vocational and academic training. The project description presents goals and objectives and addresses methodology. These activities are discussed: advisory committee; LINK (special education) and vocational teacher inservice training, both participatory- and lecture-type; and operational procedures, such as student shop placement and individualization of instruction. Conclusions, recommendations, and dissemination activities are listed. The seven-section program manual begins with a program overview. Program objectives, design problems, and modifications are discussed. Short summaries of the roles of LINK personnel follow. Section 2 describes characteristics of the population served. A discussion of the identification/referral process of LINK students is presented in section 3. Section 4 briefly addresses assessment of student needs, while implementation is the focus of section 5. Topics include attitudes toward mainstreaming, shop placement process, curriculum modification, and follow-through (individual education program and progress report). Sections 6-8 discuss teaching techniques, instructional materials, and student and program evaluation. Sample forms and a bibliography are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Handicap Identification, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mild Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Programs, Referral, Secondary Education, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Student Placement, Teaching Methods, Textbook Selection, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Northern Kentucky Vocational Region 7, Edgewood.; Kenton County Area Vocational Education Center, Edgewood, KY.