ERIC Number: ED373499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Implementing a Transition Career Education Program for Secondary Students with Disabilities.
Spring, Shannon Harrelson
This practicum developed a program to help students with disabilities to locate adequate employment, utilize community services, and live independently in the community. Practicum activities involved developing a comprehensive K-12 vocational curriculum, developing a policies and procedures manual for competitive/supportive employment, increasing parental support, developing a brochure describing the transition vocational career education program, establishing a county transition advisory board, establishing job training sites, training and placing secondary students with disabilities at job training sites, and training five job coaches. A total of 331 students with disabilities in grades 9-12 participated in the program. Students studied occupational skills such as resume writing and interviewing along with studying safety, use of hand tools, plumbing, electrical work, auto maintenance, small engine repair, carpentry, brick masonry, food service, business education, math for the work place, and English for the work place. Transition teachers located part-time jobs for program participants and acted as job coaches; these part-time jobs led into full-time jobs when the participants completed high school. Appendices include copies of rating scales and a summary of the vocational career education curriculum. (Contains 35 references.) (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University. Document contains some light type.