ERIC Number: ED227638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Speakers' Bureau: Career Education for Physically Disabled Students.
Steiglitz, Maria; Cohen, James S.
The speakers' bureau, one component of the Human Resources School's career development program for physically disabled children in grades 4 through 12 is described, and information and materials for program development, implementation, and evaluation are presented. In addition, the use of speakers' bureaus both outside of career education programs and within career education programs for able-bodied and disabled students are noted briefly. The bureau enables students to talk with people in different careers about work and how it relates to other areas of life. The following objectives of the Human Resources Career Education Speakers' Bureau are discussed: to provide physically disabled students with role models and first-hand occupation information, as well as an opportunity to develop and practice interviewing techniques; to involve working people in the academic curriculum and to encourage employees and employers to perceive physically disabled students as future employees and workers; and to involve physically disabled students in their own career development. Attention is also directed to six questions that may serve as guidelines for program planning, recruiting and scheduling speakers, and preparing written information about the program. Appended materials include guidelines for speakers, questions for students to ask speakers, an evaluation instrument, data on the types and numbers of speakers, a list of about 38 publications, and an audiovisual program. (SEW)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Employers, Occupational Information, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Questioning Techniques, Role Models, Severe Disabilities, Speeches
Human Resources Center, Searingtown Rd., Albertson, NY 11507.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Center, Albertson, NY.