ERIC Number: ED257297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Opening Doors: Educating the Disabled.
The handbook is intended to give regular vocational educators basic information about integrating disabled students into their classrooms. An initial section addresses common concerns of vocational teachers, including ways to overcome fears and raise the comfort level, safety, basic special education laws, roles of a vocational teacher in the Individualized Education Program meeting, reasonable accommodations, discussions with non-handicapped peers, and additional personnel. The next section contains information on six disabilities: epilepsy, learning disabilities, hearing impairments, mental retardation, mobility impairments, and visual impairments. Case studies are presented in which students describe their difficulties, teachers' attitudes towards them, and their school and work experiences. The concluding section outlines mini-activities involving role playing and simulation of disabled persons. A glossary, references, and bibliography are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Career and Vocational Education.; Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper based on handbook was presented at the Annual Convention of thc Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985). For related document, see EC 172 726.