ERIC Number: ED293301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Transition for Handicapped Youth: Perspectives on Educational and Economic Trends.
Repetto, Jeanne B., Ed.
This compilation of papers focuses on the economic and educational considerations required for planning transitional services for handicapped youth, and was developed from the second and third annual forums sponsored by the Transitional Programming for Handicapped Youth: Interdisciplinary Leadership Preparation Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An introductory chapter, prepared by Jeanne Repetto, is titled "Employment of Youth with Handicaps: Economic and Educational Considerations." The seven forum papers have the following titles and authors: "Competitive Employment: Trends and Issues," (Frank Bowe); "Contemporary Issues and Future Trends that Impact on Employment of People with Handicaps," (Henry McCarthy); "Fostering Cooperation between Industry and Special Education in the Education and Training of Disabled Students," (Donald Clark); "Reflections on the Transition Initiative," (Eugene Edgar); "Worksite Modification To Enhance the Productivity of Persons with Severe Disabilities: Art, Science, or Witchcraft," (John Leslie); "Revising Vocational Education in the Secondary School: Implications for Handicapped Students," (Jane Plihal); and "The Many Faces of Accountability," (Robert Schalock). Graduate students at the University of Illinois served as reactors to the papers and developed brief commentary statements which are also included. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cooperation, Disabilities, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Job Training, Planning, Productivity, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Coll. of Education.