ERIC Number: ED367883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Serving Persons with Disabilities in Vocational Education: Training the Teacher Trainers. Final Report.
Izzo, Margo Vreeburg; Friedenberg, Joan
The purpose of a 3-year project was to improve the preservice preparation of special education and vocational teachers by providing content for faculty members to infuse into their core teacher preparation courses. It assisted vocational and special teacher educators in including in their preservice curricula the content that would prepare aspiring vocational teachers to provide effective services to students with disabilities and special educators to emphasize employability skills, vocational training, and transition services in their secondary special education programs. These objectives were accomplished through onsite training of 80 vocational and special teacher educators in 6 regional workshops across the United States and the development of a training manual titled"Serving Students with Disabilities: A Vocational and Special Education Curricula for Infusion." The manual contained instructor notes, handouts, and transparencies for 23 objectives that could be infused into inservice or preservice teacher training programs. Recommendations were made to assist the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs in determining priorities for future initiatives. (Appendixes have the following contents: 33 references; sample workshop agenda, revised course syllabi, and recruitment materials for workshop participants; workshop and product evaluations; and follow-up survey.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.