ERIC Number: ED306734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Career Exploration: A Curriculum Manual for Students with Severe Handicaps. Secondary Transition and Employment Project: STEP.
Baumgart, Diane; Purdy, Susan
The guide, developed by the Secondary Transition and Employment Project (STEP) in Idaho, is intended to provide students with severe handicaps with systematic individual assessment of vocational preferences and instruction in work-related skills. The curriculum stresses parent involvement, vocational training beginning at the 7th or 8th grade levels, a cyclical approach with initial activities later repeated in more advanced or complex forms, hands-on and real life experiences, and remediation of social deficits. The curriculum is organized by broad goals. Goals for students with severe handicaps include developing a long-range vocational plan by collecting information about student activities and parent expectations; having students sample a variety of jobs; and developing students' work skills, such as using daily schedules and traveling to an employment training site. Sample lesson plans and forms are included in the module. Lessons may be incorporated into an existing life skills special education class or presented as a separate course which might include nonhandicapped students. A description and a listing of responsible persons, materials/forms, products/outcome, and suggested start/completion date are provided for each suggested activity. Appendixes provide forms used in implementing each goal. (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.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 791-801.