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Vocational Education for Students with Handicaps


by Robert Gaylord-Ross 1989

While vocational education programs have grown steadily over the years, recently there have been criticisms about the efficacy of vocational education. If vocational education is to survive and grow, it must answer such stinging critiques. Most importantly, there needs to be a demonstration that essential academic content can be taught in vocational contexts. Research and demonstration efforts need to document how academic skills are infused within the vocational curriculum in both occupational training and work experience courses.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 88, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 90 Number 6, 1989, p. 208-231
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18946, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 10:49:56 AM

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  • Robert Gaylord-Ross
    San Francisco State University
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    ROBERT GAYLORD-ROSS is a Professor of Special Education and Coordinator of the Vocational Special Education Program at San Francisco State University.
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