ERIC Number: ED359416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Exemplary Programs Serving Special Populations. Volume II.
Burac, Zipura T.; Yanello, Robert
This monograph describes briefly five exemplary programs chosen in 1991 by the Technical Assistance for Special Populations Program of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. The first section of the monograph contains background information on the search for exemplary programs, including a discussion of how the framework for identifying such programs was developed. Five of the 20 components that were found to be well developed and particularly strong in the chosen programs are described. (The five components are as follows: assessment of individuals' vocational interests and abilities, financial support, family and parental involvement and support, notification of both students and parents regarding vocational opportunities, and follow-up of graduates and nongraduates.) The second section includes a description of the exemplary programs, emphasizing those components that reviewers rated highly and that were found to be innovative. The five exemplary programs are the following: (1) Comprehensive Bilingual Vocational Education for Refugee Youth, Catholic Charities of Richmond, Virginia; (2) General Trades/Vocational Experiences for Exceptional Persons, Portland Regional Vocational Technical Center, Maine; (3) Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program, Pinellas Technical Education Center, Florida; (4) Transitioning Vocational Services, Mt. Prospect, Illinois; and (5) The Vocational Education Resource System, Rohnert Park, California. An appendix includes guidelines that reviewers used for rating exemplary programs as well as a description of the 20 components that comprise the framework. (KC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Demonstration Programs, Displaced Homemakers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Exceptional Persons, One Parent Family, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Refugees, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, 46 Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-424: $2.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: For volume I, see ED 348 571.