ERIC Number: ED236825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Training Bilingual Parents as Career Educators for Handicapped Youth.
The report describes the achievements of a project designed to promote vocational and career development of bilingual handicapped students in inner city high schools through training their parents to be both career educators and advocates for improved services and opportunities. The program used co-trainers who were bilingual/bicultural to conduct parent workshops that involved descriptions of community organizations serving the handicapped, small group activities designed to promote parent competencies in career development, and a formal evaluation of the session. Recommendations from the project are centered on policy issues (including incentives for participation of co-trainers), program procedures (such as format of training co-trainers and selection of workshop sites), and variations of the project for other sites. The bulk of the document is composed of project evaluations, both internal and external, during the project's first 2 years. Internal evaluation included formative week-by-week feedback and summative pre-post data, while external evaluation relied on interviews with parents and co-trainers. Findings are shown to indicate project success in increasing parent knowledge and positive attitudes as well as fostering parent involvement in school vocational and career programing. Among appended materials are sample internal evaluation instruments. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Note: A portion of the appendixes will not reproduce well.