ERIC Number: ED263717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Consolidation of Secondary Vocational and Special Education, 1984-85.
Gill, Douglas H.
The document examines the efforts to consolidate secondary vocational education and special education in Pierce County, Washington. Studies are described for three phases of the consolidation: (1) a determination of vocational education staff input and involvement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process at the secondary level (data derived from surveys of vocational education staff); (2) an employment-related follow-up of 146 former special education students that noted increased postsecondary educational involvement and a continuing high level of unemployment; and (3) an assessment of secondary vocational program placement and corresponding IEP goal statements. Among conclusions noted are a substantial shift in the way in which secondary services are delivered, including a greater percentage of handicapped learners participating in reimbursable vocational education programs and mainstream occupational preparation and increased numbers of content-type goals appearing on the IEPs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pierce County Educational Service District 121, Tacoma, WA.