ERIC Number: ED313852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Base Technical Education: An Alternative for Underserved Populations.
Wandry, Donna L., Ed.
The monograph presents eight articles concerned with research, collaboration, and development of alternatives for skilled technical education for those underserved individuals now exiting the educational system ill-prepared for careers. The first two articles present a statement of the educational needs of individuals who are mildly-to-moderately handicapped and other underserved populations. The term "underserved" is defined, the implications of inappropriate curriculum are discussed, and workplace and legislative attitudes that hinder successful transition are reviewed. The third article describes government, education, and industry linkages required to meet the demand for technologically-trained entry-level employees and emphasizes the potential value of the currently underserved to the economy. The next three articles present the efforts of the Center for Base Technical Education and Transition including a description of the Center's activities, the use of assessment, and a basic skilled-technical curriculum generated by the Center. The final two articles present strategies for interagency cooperation in transition programming and describe an instrument designed to assess the level of interest that regular and special educators have in providing this support. Paper authors are: Mary Buchanan, Sherri Strawser, Clifford Crelly, Carol Weller, Donna Wandry, Cheryl Frederickson, Barbara Gibbons, Lisa Sosa, Marshal Welch, and Suzanne Wade. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Government Role, Mild Disabilities, School Business Relationship, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Division for Career Development, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Economic Development, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. on Career Development.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Center for Base Technical Education and Transition.