ERIC Number: ED206904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational/Special Needs Support Services Pilot Project. Final Report, January 5, 1981-June 30, 1981.
Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.
The creation and functioning of the Special Needs Support Services Teacher/Coordinator at Ocean County Vocational School (Toms River, New Jersey) provided the careful planning, administration, and organization required by special needs students, particularly those students mainstreamed into vocational classrooms and those students recommended for mainstreaming. Written reports were reviewed, teachers and students were interviewed, and need for support services for classified students was identified. Pertinent information about individual student needs was received from and communicated to vocational instructors, sending district personnel, and parents. The addition of the Special Needs Support Services Teacher/Coordinator enhanced the possibilities for success of special needs students in vocational education. Increased aspirations and expanded opportunities for handicapped students resulted from greater probabilities for success in school, created by the existence of necessary support services. An opportunity to succeed with needed support may help the special needs student develop an understanding of the role of responsible worker and consumer. The Support Services Teacher/Coordinator has provided the organization and continuity to create the least restrictive environment in the school. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Coordination, Disabilities, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness, Resource Teachers, Secondary Education, Special Education, Specialists, Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.