ERIC Number: ED237756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Mainstreamed Learners. A Module for Assisting Vocational Teachers in Meeting the Needs of Handicapped Students.
This module is designed to assist vocational teachers in meeting the needs of mainstreamed handicapped learners. It may be used by the teacher as a resource and guide, or the information and activities may be adapted for use with vocational education students or preservice teachers. The module consists of three sections. The first section defines mainstreaming and its implications for vocational educators, and it examines the recent history of mainstreaming in vocational education, including legislation pertaining to handicapped persons. The second section explores ways that a vocational educator can modify instructional strategies to provide for the individual needs of students with handicaps. Learning styles as well as physical and affective disabilities are discussed. Section 3 provides methods that vocational educators can use to evaluate the classroom progress of students with handicaps. A glossary of terms commonly used when discussing mainstreaming of handicapped learners is provided. The guide also contains a resource section with lists of agencies and organizations, literature, and audiovisual aids available for help with mainstreaming students. In addition, the module contains an attitude assessment sheet to allow users to evaluate their present feelings about handicapped persons before using the module. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Emotional Disturbances, Equal Education, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Legislation, Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Vocabulary, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.