ERIC Number: ED227346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education for Special Students (VESS) Basic Manual.
Larson, Carl H.; And Others
The Vocational Education for Special Students (VESS) program, structured around local resources and community college vocational programs, makes use of local business in combination with available educational facilities and programs to provide a unique learning experience. The program is aimed at developing job-specific skills that can lead to employment for special needs students. This Basic Manual, one of seven documents developed for the VESS program, provides information for teachers and administrators in developing a program for handicapped and disadvantaged students. The manual is divided into four parts. Part 1 provides the necessary background of the program and includes program objectives, definitions, a glossary, and an explanation of the role of personnel. Part 2 includes details of how to implement the VESS programs. Practical steps are included to select students, prepare Individualized Educational Plans, develop training sites, write training plans and agreements, monitor student performance, and grant credits and certificates. Part 3 addresses the issues that must be considered by school administrators when they allow students from their districts to participate in VESS. Part 4 is a summary that provides a review of the project, including additional charts and explanations to help the readers obtain an overall understanding of the concept of VESS. (KC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Cooperation, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Job Skills, Mainstreaming, Program Development, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, School Business Relationship, Special Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Special Needs Section.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge.; Arrowhead Area Education Agency, Fort Dodge, IA. Learning Research Center.