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ERIC Number: ED298696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Handicapped Youth for Jobs. A Six-Site Study of School-Community Collaboration.
Webster, Maureen M.; And Others
Six communities engaged in planning processes to improve vocational programming for students with handicapping conditions. The collaborative efforts involved the schools, community agencies, and employers in recommending strategies for change. This report is based on a study of the six collaborative planning projects 1 year after their completion. They took place in Decatur, Illinois; Portland, Maine; Bedford, Massachusetts; Oxford, Massachusetts; St. Paul, Minnesota; and a group of three communities associated with the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania. Part I introduces the school-to-work transition problem and describes the contexts for action presented by the six communities. Guidelines for taking stock of community context are offered to help others develop similar problem-solving and planning processes. Part II focuses on the six sites and their processes, products, and outcomes. Part III moves beyond the projects to examine programs and issues affecting the preparation of youth for jobs. It offers a typology for examining programs in light of the ultimate goals of competitive employment and integration of graduates into adult life, and identifies agendas for action at the federal, state, and local levels. (JDD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Action, Community Organizations, Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Employers, Needs Assessment, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Social Action, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Research Librarian, Center for Research and Advanced Study, University of Southern Maine, 246 Deering Ave., Portland, ME 04102 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Portland. Human Services Development Inst.