ERIC Number: ED236884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Vocational Education for the Handicapped in Rural Areas. LINCpaper 814.
Holden, Carol; And Others
The paper examines six issues affecting the development of vocational education programs for handicapped students in rural areas. Problems facing special education in rural areas include financial difficulties and inadequate services. The following six issues are addressed (sample recommended strategies for change in parentheses): broadening the curriculum (flexible scheduling, programed and computerized instruction); working with teachers (employment of itinerant teachers, interns, and paraprofessionals); cooperation with neighboring districts and the community (teacher exchange, mobile labs or classrooms, rotation of instructional materials and equipment between schools); community relations (community resource trainers, creation of jobs needed but nonexistent in the community); students' needs (student exchange, parent involvement, and residential boarding programs); and management in the small district (use of combined facilities, and solicitation of assistance of state and community agencies). For each issue, examples of innovative approaches used in rural areas are cited. (CL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Relations, Community Resources, Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
LINCpapers/Missouri LINC, 609 Maryland, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
Note: The document is a publication of Missouri LINC.