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Manual for Identifying, Classifying
Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education
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Washington, D.C. 20402
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The Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 require educators to look at each person as an individual. It encourages educators to use their imagination and creativity to meet the special and unique learning needs of youth and adults with academic or economic handicaps and mental or physical disabilities which prevent them from succeeding in the regular vocational education programs.
RESURGE '79 is in two parts. Part I was prepared by staff of the Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education, Division of Vocational and Technical Education, which is responsible for program development under the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 (P.L. 94-482) for the U.S. Office of Education. The focus of Part I is primarily on developing vocational education programs and services for youth and adults with academic or economic handicaps which prevent them from succeeding in regular vocational education programs.
Part II of this publication was prepared by the Council for Exceptional Children under contract to the U.S. Office of Education, Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education. The authors were Sharon Davis and Michael Ward. The practical and specific suggestions contained in their report, "Vocational Education for Handicapped Students: A Guide for Policy Development," makes it a complementary addition to the purposes of RESURGE '79. Although Part II applies primarily to the handicapped youth and young adults covered by P.L.94-142, "Education of the Handicapped Act," the strategies and techniques apply to handicapped out-ofschool youth and adults.
Individuals must not be limited in their career objectives because of age, sex, race or disability. Vocational education must be provided in an equitable manner to all persons in all communities. That is why it is essential for all educators to know each of their students in terms of their interests and abilities to better meet their learning needs.
This manual reflects ideas, which, when implemented, can enhance learning opportunities and increase the effectiveness of programs and services provided. It is hoped that RESURGE '79 will answer some of the many questions which have been raised regarding the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976.
A person's work helps to determine his or her status in society,
living standards, and opportunities for enjoying the leisure hours. Work also enhances self-confidence and is an expression of individual creativity and initiative.
It is the responsibility of the vocational educator to help make effective preparation for work a reality for all.
Daniel B. Dunham
Deputy Commissioner for
CHAPTER 1- Vocational Education Legislation Relating to
the Implementation of Services and Programs for
the Disadvantaged and Handicapped
Declaration of Purpose Part A,-Section 101
National Priority Programs-Section 110
Special Programs for the Disadvantaged-
Use of Federal Funds-Section 110
Use of Federal Funds-Section 140
Cooperation With Other Agencies and
CHAPTER 3- Classification System for the Disadvantaged
CHAPTER 4- Groups of Individuals Most Likely to Show
CHAPTER 5- Criteria for Establishing Separate Specialized
Programs for Disadvantaged Persons
A. Federal Register, Vol. 43, No. 59, March 27,