ERIC Number: ED432086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Working with Students with Disabilities in Vocational-Technical Settings. PRO-ED Series on Transition.
Evers, Rebecca B.; Elksnin, Nick
Part of a series designed to provide practical resources for transition personnel on topics essential to the process of preparing individuals with disabilities for adulthood, this guide focuses on working with students with disabilities in vocational education settings. Chapter 1, "Why Vocational Education?," provides a rationale for vocational education being the program of choice for most students with mild disabilities. Enabling legislation is reviewed, along with current school reform efforts. Chapter 2, "What Is Vocational Education?," discusses the history of vocational education in the United States, the range of program options and training settings, characteristics of vocational settings and instructors that may be limiting for individuals with disabilities, vocational curricula, and recent vocational education reform and the implications of the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). Chapter 3, "Special Education Involvement in Vocational Education," discusses planning for vocational education during Individualized Education Program and Individualized Transition Plan development, assessment prior to placement in vocational courses, and programming options other than occupation-specific courses. The final chapter, "Collaborating with Vocational Educators," provides specific strategies for facilitating successful students, including modifications and accommodations to the environment, materials, and performance components. An appendix lists additional vocational resources. (Contains 64 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Program Design, Secondary Education, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: PRO-ED Series on Transition, J. Patton, G. Blalock, C. Dowdy, T. E. C. Smith, Eds.