ERIC Number: ED205730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Assessment. Policy Paper Series: Document 6.
Stodden, Robert A., Ed.
This collection of four policy papers on vocational assessment for the handicapped deals with personnel development, interagency coordination, current research and development, and providing individualized assessment services. Discussed in the initial paper on program improvement in vocational assessment for the handicapped are federal legislation concerning vocational education for the handicapped, the scope of vocational assessment and vocational evaluation, tools and models for assessment/evaluation, use of findings, inservice program development and implementation, technical problems of assessment, personnel preparation and selection, and agency coordination. Determining who should do vocational evaluation, identifying tasks necessary to the vocational assessment process, planning inservice training programs for evaluation personnel, and obtaining resources for delivering inservice training are the main issues examined in the second paper. Covered next are various aspects of assessing special education's responses to the career needs of handicapped youth (issues of school-based vocational assessment, establishing a structural basis for assessment, and facilitating the assessment process). Planning vocational assessment activities within educational settings having an interdisciplinary focus is the subject of the final paper. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Guidance, Definitions, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Special Education, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, Student Needs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.