ERIC Number: ED242142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Charles County Board of Education, La Plata, MD. Office of Special Education.
The document outlines procedures for implementing Project CAST (Community and School Together), a community-based career education program for secondary special education students in Charles County, Maryland. Initial sections discuss the role of a learning coordinator, (including relevant travel reimbursement and mileage forms) and an overview of project objectives for each of four phases (career awareness, career exploration, career investigation, and on-the-job training/work study). Project materials and procedures for obtaining them are reviewed. A section on legal issues addresses accidents, medical/health information, transportation, and hazardous occupations. Guidelines for placement of students in the appropriate phase are offered, and step-by-step procedures for implementing each of the phases are detailed. Assessment information focuses on purposes, instruments, requirements, vocational assessments, and reports. A major part of the document is composed of curriculum information and course outlines for units in each phase. The curriculum offers goals and objectives in three areas: independent living skills, basic academic skills, and career development. Extensive examples of project forms include class forms checklists, permission forms, data and information sheets, and student and teacher evaluation forms. The document concludes with a list of job titles appropriate for CAST participants and examples of types of businesses currently working with the project. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Charles County Board of Education, La Plata, MD. Office of Special Education.