ERIC Number: ED405504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Success. Strategies for Serving Special Populations in Tech Prep Programs. A Handbook.
This handbook is designed to help educators at the secondary and postsecondary level implement strategies to serve students with special needs in tech prep programs. Chapter 1 suggests how it can be used. Chapter 2 defines tech prep and addresses its funding, students, and mission and goal in Virginia. Chapter 3 focuses on what the Perkins Act says about special populations, particularly funding, equal access, and descriptions of special populations. Chapter 4 suggests steps and strategies for full access: monitoring, recruitment, enrollment, exploration, placement, instructional modifications and accommodations, alternative testing, supplementary support service, and other necessary supports. Chapter 5 lists those strategies and requirements of which students must be aware, and which are necessary for students to be successful each year in tech prep programs. Chapter 6 describes best practices, specifically, the Southwest Virginia Regional Center for the Learning Disabled (LEAP) and St. Mary's County Technical Center. Appendixes include a list of resource organizations: state tech prep, national tech prep, national disability related toll-free telephone services, Virginia Community College System (VCCS) programs, directory of diversity programs in the VCCS; glossary; common abbreviations for transition planning; Americans with Disabilities Act fact sheet; and annotated listing of 86 print and audiovisual items in the Postsecondary Lending Library. Contains 14 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Guides, Postsecondary Education, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Student Needs, Student Recruitment, Tech Prep, Testing Accommodations
Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center, 2200 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060-2208 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Vocational, Adult, and Employment Training Services.
Authoring Institution: Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990