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Bringing National Issues into Focus for Special Populations [microform] : The Assistant Secretary's Perspective / Robert M. Worthington
Bib ID 5456878
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Worthington, Robert M
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
8 p. 
Summary

Vocational education has been greatly increasing its services to special needs populations. For example, the enrollments reported by the states for school year 1982-83 indicate a 38 percent increase in the number of handicapped persons served in vocational education, a 65 percent increase in the number of disadvantaged served, and a 163 percent increase in the number of limited English speaking (LEP) students served in vocational education since 1980-81. The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act sets forth the following new emphases: (1) the provision of information to handicapped, disadvantaged, and LEP students regarding the opportunities available in vocational education; (2) the requirement that each handicapped, disadvantaged, or LEP student enrolling in vocational education receive an assessment of his or her interests, abilities, and special needs with respect to completing a vocational education program successfully; and (3) the mandate of counseling services to facilitate the transition of handicapped and disadvantaged students from school to employment. The Vocational Education Act also contains, for the first time, equal access language as it pertains to these populations. Special needs vocational educators have a tremendous responsibility in ensuring that these laws are followed and that vocational education is responsive to the special needs of handicapped, disadvantaged, and limited English proficiency students. (KC)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of State Vocational Education Special Needs Personnel (Alexandria, VA, August 21, 1985).

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Access to Education.  |  Compliance (Legal)  |  Disabilities.  |  Disadvantaged Youth.  |  Economically Disadvantaged.  |  Educationally Disadvantaged.  |  Exceptional Persons.  |  Federal Legislation.  |  Limited English Speaking.  |  Mainstreaming.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Special Education.  |  State Programs.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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