ERIC Number: ED347744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Promoting Special Education Career Awareness. Professional Action Series.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
This guide assists in planning, designing, and implementing activities that increase people's awareness of careers in special education. It encourages practicing special education professionals to promote special education careers at the local level. The guide provides strategies for organizing recruitment efforts. Tips for getting started include assessing the community, determining one's information needs, and recruiting in one's area of expertise. Presentations are described as an effective technique for informing audiences about career opportunities and motivating them to consider choosing a career working with special education students. Steps in preparing, presenting, and evaluating individual and panel presentations are listed. Steps in planning displays and face-to-face encounters are also discussed, and other activities are noted, such as developing public service announcements. Appendices provide handout samples on the field of special education, a sample presentation, suggestions for presenters, sample overheads, answers to typically asked questions, a presentation evaluation form, a sample display layout, and a resource list of 15 organizations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Exhibits, Gifted, Information Dissemination, Personnel Needs, Preschool Education, Program Development, Public Speaking, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Speeches, Teacher Recruitment
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($14.30 non-members, $10 members; Stock No. R639).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.