ERIC Number: ED342146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Introducing High School Students to Careers in Special Education: An Activities Guide.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
The purpose of this guide is to assist chapters of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and other groups of special educators to plan, design, and implement community activities that increase awareness of high school students about career possibilities within special education and provide information about how to pursue a career in the special education profession. The guide describes activities designed to introduce students to the rewards of working with children who have disabilities and to provide information about the special education profession. Suggested activities include: career awareness day, work days, teacher preparation awareness day, field trips, recreation programs involving exceptional individuals, attending a dance or other social event with students with disabilities, serving as student aides, providing child care, companion or respite services, the buddy system, and using media. The second section of the guide offers descriptions of activities carried out by CEC high school clubs, including: future teacher institute, Young Educators Society, magnet schools, future educators clubs, peer tutoring, Best Buddies of America, and a peer helping special friendship club. Appendices describe the use of poster sessions and video in career awareness activities. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.