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ERIC Number: ED343001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Using Junior Achievement as a Vocational Option for Youth with Special Needs.
Schoff, Patty
Junior Achievement (JA) offers high school students its traditional evening program, in which business advisors help students run their own mini-businesses. In 1980, JA offered this program to mentally, emotionally, and physically disabled students aged 16-21. The special needs component operates an in-class program where students run companies selling stock, building and selling products, and learning about business. The Anoka-Hennepin (Minnesota) education system adopted the program to meet district educational goals. The program has four objectives: developing an understanding of employers' expectations; providing handicapped students with "real" work environments; improving the self-concept of students by providing paid work; and promoting appropriate work habits and behaviors. Referrals are made by coordinators at three high schools. Each student is evaluated quarterly. Functioning levels are determined for 17 general areas. (This document contains the following attachments: "A New Option for the Handicapped" newsletter article; a JA student evaluation form; and "Flexible Programs Create Opportunities for Special Students" article, from "Partners" (winter 1991). (NLA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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