ERIC Number: ED209879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Career Education Program for Students with Physical Disabilities.
Henfield, Paul; And Others
A model career education program for physically disabled students in grades K through 12 was designed, implemented, and evaluated at Human Resources School (HRS), a school for the physically disabled, in Albertson, New York. The major objectives of this program are to enhance development of students' self concept, decisionmaking ability, and career maturity. The elementary program consists of four components: teacher developed curriculum, speakers' bureau, simulted business and work experiences, and field trips. The secondary program focuses on preparing students to assume a more active role in exploring career interests through five sequential components: a career guidance course, prevocational evaluation, observation of Human Resources Center (HRC) employees, paid work experience with HRC, and paid work experience in private businesses, hospitals, government agencies, and schools. A pre/post and postdelayed testing schedule of HRS students was conducted using three standardized instruments, reflecting the three objectives of the program. Among results were that HRS high school students became significantly more internally controlled in the interval between pre- and posttesting, and that HRS students in grades 7 and 8 developed more positive self concepts and became more independent in making career related decisions though not as career mature as nondisabled students. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Human Resources Center, Albertson, NY.