ERIC Number: ED280242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Education for Employment: A Guide to Postsecondary Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities (1986-87 Edition).
The fact sheet presents information, resources, and references concerning vocational education for disabled postsecondary students. Introductory sections define vocational education and cite federal legislation affecting vocational education for disabled persons. Suggestions for students on how and where to find career information list print resources and agency contacts. Types of institutions offering vocational programs are described, and the following components of vocational programs are discussed: (1) vocational assessment; (2) curriculum modifications and adaptations; and (3) technological devices that enhance disabled workers' job performance. Effective counseling of students, suggestions for assisting instructors who are dealing with handicapped students for the first time, and the role of the job development coordinator are also discussed. The fact sheet concludes with sections on classroom adaptations, Vocational Student Organizations (VSO's), interagency cooperation, and personnel preparation. Lists of selected resources and readings are appended. (JW)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Employment Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Media Adaptation, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Staff Role, Student Organizations, Vocational Education
HEATH Resource Center, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-1193.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Note: For original fact sheet, see ED 228 435.