ERIC Number: ED233167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-18
Reference Count: 0
Position Statement on Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
State and local agencies must work to provide appropriately designed vocational education programs to vocational students in order to help them become self-sufficient in living and working. In view of the employment potential of disabled people and the legal and economic reasons for facilitating their access to employment-related programs, state and local agencies must continue to explore new mechanisms that will enable the vocational education enterprise to expand and improve its services to this target population. Especially needed at the federal level are efforts to provide technical assistance to the states in the form of help with the development and implementation of comprehensive cooperative agreements, dissemination of profiles of exemplary secondary and postsecondary vocational programs serving disabled students, as well as research projects to collect data on the actual numbers of disabled students in grades 9 through 12 and the kinds of vocational courses taken by these students. In addition, state and local agencies responsible for delivering vocational programs for disabled students must expand their efforts in the areas of professional preparation, commitment, linkages, and student recruitment. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Employment Potential, Futures (of Society), Individual Needs, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, School Districts, Secondary Education, Services, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Agencies, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.