ERIC Number: ED243272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs Guide for Technology Education Programs.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Vocational Education.
The guide is intended to help technology educators and administrators recognize the characteristics of students with special needs and modify the learning environment and instructional process appropriately. Standards applicable to special needs students from among 235 designed for general technological education are cited, and the background of legislative action on behalf of special populations is briefly reviewed. Information follows on identification of special needs learners (learner characteristics of disadvantaged, gifted and talented, and various types of handicapped students). Approaches to accommodating special needs students in technology education programs focus on the role of the individualized education program, modification of the physical environment, and modification of curriculum and instructional approaches (such as integration of career information with laboratory activities). A chart listing suggested instructional strategies for disadvantaged and gifted students along with students who have learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, orthopedic handicaps, visual handicaps, learning impairments, and speech impairments concludes the guide. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Vocational Education.