ERIC Number: ED299781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Special Needs Guide for Technology Education.
Buffer, James J., Jr.; Scott, Michael L.
Children and adults with hearing or visual impairments, physical impairments, learning and behavioral disorders, superior intellectual functioning, and limited intellectual potential can all benefit from technological education which includes industrial arts and related vocational subjects. This guide aims to assist technology educators in preparing instructional activities that are responsive to the unique characteristics of learners with special needs. It provides an understanding of special needs learners and their unique learning/behavioral characteristics. Topics covered include: identification of special needs learners, the importance of technological literacy for these learners, their diverse learning styles, contributions of technology education to human development, adaptation of instructional practices, to special needs youth, vocational evaluation/assessment, and identification and use of resources to facilitate instruction. Appendices include a list of organizational resources and a list of technology education standards relating to special needs. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Disabilities, Gifted, Handicap Identification, Individual Needs, Industrial Arts, Industrial Education, Mainstreaming, Secondary Education, Standards, Student Placement, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology, Vocational Education
International Technology Education Association, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($6.50, $5.50 for 10 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.