Vocational Preparation : Suggestions for Teachers of the Handicapped, October 1970.

(1970) Vocational Preparation : Suggestions for Teachers of the Handicapped, October 1970. Education, Department of


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The importance of early vocational training must be stressed for the intellectually challenged pupil. Readiness for vocational placement begins at the primary level with the development of proper attitudes, behavior, work habits and skills. At the intermediate and junior levels, the teacher and school must assume a greater role in preparing this student for the world of work. Many intellectually challenged students, particularly those intellectual challenges, are not prepared with the necessary skills or personal qualifications needed for participation in a work-study program. This document gives particular emphasis to this situation by actually providing the teacher with concrete suggestions for using the classroom and the school as a vocational learning laboratory. In this way, pupils have classroom practice in vocation-related skills within the classroom and a chance to apply these skills in specified work areas within the physical plant of the school. The philosophy of this document allows the teacher to view vocational preparation as a continuum of learned and developed attitudes, skills, and work habits that enhance one's employability.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Contributor(s): Iowa. Department of Public Instruction | University of Iowa; Subject(s): People with mental disabilities -- Vocational education; People with disabilities -- Vocational guidance
Subjects: Education > Education programs
Education > School personnel > Teachers
Education > Special education
Education > Students
ID Code: 45884
Deposited By: Pamela Rees
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2023 16:12
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2023 16:12
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/45884