ERIC Number: ED358371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Designated Vocational Instruction: A Cooperative Process for Change. A Resource and Planning Guide. Bulletin No. 93376.
Gavin, Mary K.; And Others
This guide describes the Designated Vocational Instruction (DVI) approach, an interdisciplinary effort of Wisconsin special and vocational educators to improve the scope, sequence, and quality of secondary vocational education for students with disabilities. The essence of the DVI approach is to integrate learners who participate in special education into regular vocational education environments with instructional support provided to students and their instructors. The DVI approach aims to provide youths with disabilities with job entry skills in broad or specific occupational clusters and to provide a foundation for successful entry and participation in postsecondary vocational education settings. The guide provides information on the DVI approach and a method for implementing it, organized in nine sections that cover the following topics: (1) introduction (the DVI approach and its needs); (2) gaining administrative support; (3) overview (using assessment data, implementing curriculum-based vocational assessment); (4) competency-based curricula; (5) collaboration; (6) collaborative transition programming; (7) inservice training strategies; (8) family involvement; and (9) skills employers want. Each section contains references and most contain summaries. Five appendixes provide the following: transition needs assessment forms, functional skills inventory, interagency transition information transmittal forms, transition follow-up surveys and program evaluation, and individualized education plan transition interagency forms. (KC)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Program Implementation, Special Education, Vocational Education
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin