ERIC Number: ED324234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Return on Equity. A Resource Guide for the "Science Abled" Video Program.
Black, Christine Kahan
Historically in the United States, few people with disabilities have enrolled in science-related courses or entered scientific careers in part because high schools and colleges have not offered accessible training to this population. This document is the teaching and resource guide that accompanies a 30-minute video program in career development for potential employers of persons with disabilities. The program presents the opinions of supervisors, co-workers, and other employers on the experience of working with disabled scientists. The program also addresses many general concerns employers frequently have about hiring disabled people. The goals of the program are to encourage students with physical or sensory impairments to consider careers in mathematics and science; and to encourage teachers, parents, and counselors to support disabled people in their efforts to achieve successful careers in these areas. Included in this guide are: descriptions of the materials; a program summary; a list of myths and facts about people with disabilities; a list of guidelines for employers; a discussion of insurance and tax issues for employers; a glossary of terms; and a list of resources for obtaining information and support concerning hiring the disabled. (CW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Awareness, Demand Occupations, Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Employers, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Role Models, Science Education, Videotape Recordings
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 (video $150.00, two for $250.00, plus shipping; free preview with return postage).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Dentistry.; Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For related documents, see SE 051 623-624.