ERIC Number: ED292281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Parent's Guide to Vocational Education. News Digest Number 8.
Phelps, L. Allen; And Others
News Digest, n8 1987
This guide assists in planning and monitoring the vocational education programs of students with mild disabilities. The pamphlet emphasizes the importance of vocational education for disabled students and reviews the three stages of career development: career awareness/orientation, career exploration, and career preparation. A section on adapting vocational programs and curricula is accompanied by a table listing typical vocational education program offerings. Also discussed are vocational assessment, the Individualized Education Program, and meeting individual needs. The guide concludes with a discussion of planning for the transition from school to work. (JDD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Planning, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Needs, Individualized Education Programs, Mild Disabilities, Occupational Aspiration, Transitional Programs, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests
National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.