This publication provides resources for linking vocational programs with five special populations. Sections 1-5 each focus on one special population and contain some or all of these resources: activities; recruitment; teacher tips; laws; staff development; funding streams; parent advice; instructional modifications; websites; community resources; student survival sheets; and publications. They also contain supplemental resources. Section 1, on nontraditional training and employment, has these resources: retention; nontraditional occupations; and nontraditional funds. Section 2, on the economically disadvantaged, includes misconceptions; risk/protective factors; victory in education; and videos. Section 3, on persons with disabilities, includes curriculum modifications. Section 4, on English for second language (ESL) learners, includes ESL assessment; videos; and court decisions. Section 5, on single parents and displaced homemakers, lists videos. Sections 6-8 deal with facilitating learner success (definitions related to equity; curricular bias; educator actions that affect student success; do's and don'ts of inclusive language; emotional intelligence; multiple intelligences); harassment (online resources; staff development and publications; awareness activities); and relevant laws and related information (overview of federal legislation; key nondiscrimination laws; equity provisions in Perkins III; complying with Title IX; and laws online). Acronyms/abbreviations and index are provided. (YLB)
Funded through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. The Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii is designated as the State Board for Career and Technical Education. Contributors were Lori Adolewski, Elizabeth Arakawa, Mary Joan Haverly, Charlene Hosokawa and Barbara Taveres.
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Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of the State Director for Career and Technical Education.