ERIC Number: ED234171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Vocational Appraisal System for Handicapped Students.
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, TX.
Information is provided on Vocational Appraisal for the Handicapped, a system for the identification and selection of handicapped students who can most benefit from vocational education for handicapped programs. (Career investigation for handicapped persons is offered for seventh and eigth graders; vocational education for the handicapped persons is offered for ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders; and the vocational adjustment components--on-the-job-training--is offered to twelfth graders.) The system is described, and its goals and objectives are defined. An overall description is then provided of the activities undertaken by the vocational counselor in helping to plan and develop a program for cooperative vocational-special education teaching, including referral, eligibility, and placement; evaluation; guidance services; and liaison services. Other contents are a summary of the responsibilities of the vocational appraisal counselor and notes from the vocational appraisal counselor's daily log for 1978-79. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the document, include a chart summarizing features of checklists and inventories as well as these instruments: Job Readiness Evaluation Check List, Rating Scale for Vocational Performance, Analysis of Job Requirements; Fudell Test of Occupational Readiness, Checklist of Factors Which May be Related to Vocational Handicaps, and Appraisal of Abilities.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Counselor Role, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Handicap Identification, On the Job Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Counselors, Secondary Education, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, TX.