ERIC Number: ED240238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Training of Young Handicapped Adults in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Report of a Study Visit. Studies in Vocational Education and Training in the Federal Republic of Germany. Number Six.
A vocational education administrator from the United Kingdom (UK) traveled to the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) to observe the education and training of young handicapped adults at 14 sites throughout the country. The focus of his investigation was on vocational counseling and vocational education and training for handicapped and disadvantaged individuals. Based on his site visits, the administrator concluded that the West German dual system of compulsory education for all individuals under the age of 18 is of benefit to both the mentally and physically handicapped youth. In the FRG, career counselors are much more involved in the educational and training process than are local school officials. The education and traning of handicapped individuals in the FRG is supported by many more charitable organizations than in the UK, and in return, the federal government gives much greater financial backing to their schemes. In general, provisions for handicapped and disadvantaged individuals in the FRG are greater than those currently offered in the UK. (Appended to this report is a discussion of education in the FRG.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Counseling, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Curriculum, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Glossaries, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publications, Further Education Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG England.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; West Germany