ERIC Number: ED348571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Exemplary Programs Serving Special Populations. Volume 1.
Burac, Zipura T.
Designed for educational administrators, state-level personnel, program coordinators, teachers, and researchers, this monograph highlights five exemplary vocational programs serving individuals from special populations. Identified through an extensive national search in 1990, each program exemplifies successful practices for secondary and postsecondary students who are teen parents, economically or educationally disadvantaged, dropouts or potential dropouts, or who have some disabilities or limited English proficiency. An introduction discusses the need for this information and provides the framework for identifying exemplary programs. Components of each description include the following: name, location, coordinator, purpose, population served, staffing, financial support, evaluation, individualized instruction, instructional settings, cooperative learning experience, assessment of students' interests and abilities, instructional support services, career guidance and counseling, family involvement and support, notification of vocational opportunities, formalized transition planning, intra- and interagency collaboration, work experience, job placement, and follow-up. The programs are Boulder Valley Schools Teen Parenting Program (Colorado), Employment Orientation and Vocational Education for Special Needs Students (New Jersey), Project CDA: Creating Dropout Alternatives (Idaho), Learning Lab for Technology and Applied Sciences (Florida), and Valencia Community College (Florida). (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Curriculum, Demonstration Programs, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Limited English Speaking, Models, Postsecondary Education, Potential Dropouts, Pregnant Students, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Produced by the Technical Assistance for Special Populations Program, University of Illinois.