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Volume 7, Issue 1 (1978)

Vocational Education's Role in Career Education for Handicapped Students

pp. 39—42

Vocational education’s role in career education for the handicapped,stated in its simplest form, is to provide experiences whereby the handicapped students are trained for gainful employment.In the past, many parents have held a negative image of vocational education because they wanted “something better”for their son or daughter than they themselves had during their education and work years. This “something better” was associate with a college education. Administrators often viewed vocational education as a “dumping ground” for students judged to lack ability in academic education. By placing these students in avocational education program, they were out of the mainstream of the academic program for three-hour blocks of time with little if any thought given to their vocational aspirations or aptitudes.

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