ERIC Number: ED231475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Lifelong Career Development for Handicapped Individuals.
Brolin, Donn E.; Carver, James T.
Designed for individuals interested in implementing career development programs for disabled adults, this report presents information on the Lifelong Career Development (LCD) project and its potential for implementation in the community college. Chapter 1 examines lifelong learning and the career development needs of disabled individuals, presents a competency-based approach to life skills, discusses ways of linking community services, and outlines the role of independent living centers for the handicapped. Chapter 2 focuses on the objectives and activities of the LCD project-- a nationwide effort to identify the career development needs of severely handicapped individuals, to design and implement a career development model for use in community colleges, and to design and field test a staff development training program for providing lifelong career development services. Chapter 3 describes the major components of the LCD program model, i.e., life-centered career development, goals and objectives, the LCD team, and the program advisory committee. A rationale for adding LCD to community college programs is presented in chapter 4, along with 12 suggestions for preparing for implementation of an LCD program. Finally, chapter 5 offers conclusions and recommendations based on the experiences of four mid-western community colleges, several community agencies, and handicapped participants. Appendices include a list of organizations involved with advocacy for the disabled. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.