ERIC Number: ED314631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Special Needs Counselor Manual. Missouri LINC.
Kearns, Donna; And Others
This document defines the role and responsibilities of Missouri's vocational special needs counselors as they work with special needs students in vocational programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels and offers advice on how they can fulfill their role and responsibilities. Following the introduction is the questionnaire used in a survey of vocational preparation teachers conducted in October 1987 through which five areas of responsibility were identified. The next section lists legislation (such as the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act) that affects the responsibilities of vocational preparation teachers. The next five sections suggest what counseling and advocacy services vocational special needs counselors can offer, including communicating with students' parents, referring students for other services, and identifying at-risk students; how the counselors can develop programs, follow-up studies, and planning community-based training programs; how they can assess programs and services; how they can provide or facilitate help in students' career development and transition to work; and how the counselors can successfully conduct meetings and cultivate contacts valuable to their programs. The next section makes suggestions regarding counselors responsibilities at the postsecondary level. Each section includes an overview, content in question-and-answer format, and a resource list. The document concludes with a glossary and a 18-item bibliography. (CML)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Counseling Services, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Counselors, Education Work Relationship, High Risk Students, Parent School Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
Instructional Materials Laboratory, 10 London Hall, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211 ($13.90).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education.; Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Vocational Rehabilitation Act 1973