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ERIC Number: ED233168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of State Comprehensive Cooperative Agreements on Local Vocational Education Programs for Handicapped Youth.
Hippolitus, Paul; Bregman, Ralph
A study examined the impact of state comprehensive cooperative agreements on vocational education programs for handicapped youth. During the study, 45 local educational agencies operating in 17 states with comprehensive cooperative state agreements were asked to rate the degree of influence that the state agreement had on such programming areas as physical access, program access, recruitment, placement, special services, Individualized Education Program (IEP) preparation, transportation, pooling of resources, and other areas. Based on data obtained from 44 completed surveys, the researchers determined that state-level comprehensive cooperative agreements do have a significant and positive influence on the delivery of local vocational education programs for handicapped youth. Included among the areas that were most affected by such state agreements were inservice teacher training programs for staffs, improvement and accommodation in curricula and related program strategies, and sharing of resources and data. In addition, the researchers found that those comprehensive agreements having minimum details were perceived as having the most impact. Recommendations were made calling for continued development of comprehensive cooperative agreements. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Individualized Education Programs, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Districts, Services, Shared Services, Special Education, Statewide Planning, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Transportation, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.; President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.