ERIC Number: ED306736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Career Focus: A Curriculum Manual for Students with Moderate or Severe Handicaps. Secondary Transition and Employment Project: STEP.
Baumgart, Diane; And Others
The Career Focus curriculum guide, developed by the Secondary Transition and Employment Project (STEP) in Idaho, is intended for use with students with moderate or severe handicaps in grades 10 or 11. It should be used after students have visited work sites and had initial training on a community vocational site. Activities may be incorporated into existing special education programs or presented as a separate class. Goal 1 requires the instructional team to develop activities to confirm the student's career choice with such activities as updating the school record summary and prioritizing jobs of interest. For goal 2 the student, parent, and instructional team develop a written transition plan with activities including obtaining information on adult services and touring facilities. Goal 3 requires the student to participate in school based and/or community based instruction to learn essential skills for his or her job/career preference. Job related social skills are focused on in goal 4 and employability skills (such as completing a basic job application form and participating in an interview) in goal 5. 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.