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Volume 7, Issue 1 (1978)

Breaking Down the Barriers for Disabled Learners: A Progress Report

pp. 34—38

Why should handicapped people work at all? Many people ask this question. And since employment is the ultimate result of vocational education, many might ask: Why vocational education for the handicapped person? Basically, the answer to both questions is : To enable the handicapped to enjoy the personal gains from employment. Work has a therapeutic value for the handicapped and their families, creates a sense of belonging, and acts as a stimulus to further effort. Society also gains from the investment in helping handicapped individuals become productive,contributing members of the community. The next question is:What progress has vocational education made in serving handicapped learners?

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