ERIC Number: ED333639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Assessment: A Guide for Parents and Professionals.
Horne, Richard, Ed.
NICHCY Transition Summary, n6 Dec 1990
This newsletter issue describes the importance of vocational assessment in the educational process of students with disabilities. Vocational assessment is defined, its purposes are explained, and the ways in which vocational assessment can benefit teenagers with special needs are discussed. Types of informal and formal assessments are explored, as well as uses of vocational assessment data. The roles of key professionals (special education teachers, guidance counselors, vocational educators, and vocational evaluators) in the assessment process are described. The role of parents as advocates and advisors is also discussed. The importance of early career development and ongoing vocational assessment in helping youth with disabilities to make a successful transition from school to the world of career training and/or employment is stressed. The newsletter issue includes 33 references, a 19-item bibliography, and a list of 16 organizational resources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Career Development, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Parent Role, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Transitional Programs, Vocational Evaluation
Interstate Research Associates, National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps, Washington, DC.