ERIC Number: ED258016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Work Samples and Visually Impaired Persons: A State-of-the-Art Review and Resource Manual.
Peterson, Michael; And Others
This manual reviews the use of work samples in the vocational assessment of blind and visually impaired persons and suggests improvements in their use. The information in the manual was gathered through a literature review, a national survey of vocational evaluators in rehabilitation facilities and schools for the blind, and ideas developed by the principal author while teaching vocational evaluation courses. The first chapter contains a summary of literature describing some of the fields in which persons with visual impairments are employed and a discussion of the implications for work sample use. The second chapter presents an overview of job and training analysis methodologies as they relate to visually impaired persons, while the ways work samples may be employed in a vocational assessment process are reviewed in Chapter 3. In Chapter 4, major approaches to vocational assessment and the use of work samples with visually impaired persons are described; the following chapter lists techniques for selecting and administering work samples. Chapter 6 defines work samples, describes different types, and offers guidelines for their use. Chapter 7 contains information concerning locally developed work samples used in the vocational evaluation of visually impaired persons, while the following chapter provides similar information concerning commercial work sample systems. The final chapter summarizes the state-of-the-art in the use of work samples in the vocational evaluation of visually impaired persons and presents recommendations for the future development and use of work samples. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision.