ERIC Number: ED237757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Utilization of V-TECS Catalogs with Handicapped Students: Implementation Manual.
Sarkees, Michelle; And Others
The catalogs from the Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS) provide current job-specific data for developing performance-based vocational curriculua. The task listings and performance objectives contained in the V-TECS catalogs are validated by incumbent workers in each field; as a result, the V-TECS tasks provide a basis for teaching vocational skills that are currently used on the job. Current job skills are particularly important for handicapped students, since training time and opportunities may be limited. This manual has been designed to help special educators and vocational educators use V-TECS catalogs as a base to maximize the training and employment opportunities for handicapped students. It describes the steps that should be taken by a special education teacher to coordinate supportive services with vocational teachers who use the V-TECS catalogs. The manual consists of four sections. The first two sections offer some preliminary ideas that should be considered before the V-TECS catalogs are used; a question-and-answer format is also used to answer some common questions about the V-TECS program. The third section contains eight suggested tasks that should be carried out by special education teachers in cooperation with vocational teachers. Steps to accomplish each task are delineated. The final section of the manual consists of sample forms that can be used with handicapped students using the V-TECS catalogs. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Catalogs, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Exceptional Persons, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Mainstreaming, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
V-TECS, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 795 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30365.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States, Atlanta, GA.