ERIC Number: ED306729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Work Exploration: A Manual for Initial On-Site Work Instruction for Students with Mild, Moderate or Severe Handicaps. Secondary Transition and Employment Project: STEP.
Baumgart, Diane; And Others
The guide, developed by the Secondary Transition and Employment Project (STEP) in Idaho, is intended to provide students with mild, moderate, or severe handicaps with hands-on community work experience in order to determine vocational preferences and to provide instruction in work-related skills, functional academics, and job-seeking skills. Work exploration activities typically begin in the 8th or 9th grade after participation in the Career Exploration Unit. Experiences are intended to be cyclical in nature with students participating in activities and then returning to expanded or more complex versions of the same activities in later grades. Activities are organized by program goals. Goal 1 involves obtaining a work station based on the student's and parent's preferences. Goals 2-3 delineate steps needed to assess the student on the job and to monitor the student's progress. Goals 4-5 are designed to teach work-related social, communication, job-seeking and related academic skills. Goals 6-7 involve evaluating the work exploration program and arranging appreciation activities for employers. Administrative activities to be completed prior to program implementation are listed, a sample parent permission form is provided, and examples of insurance coverage are given. Appendixes consist of various forms and examples arranged by the seven goals. DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Dept. of Special Education.