Practical Issue of Vocational Skills Programs in Childrenwith Cerebral Palsy
Vocational skills in children with cerebral palsy (CP) are learned as an effort to prepare students to have independence in the future, but in the implementation of vocational skills programs there are obstacles experienced by teachers in planning, implementation, and evaluation. The purpose of this study is to describe the implementation of vocational skills programs in childrenwith CP. This research uses a qualitative approach with descriptive methods. Participants in this study were two, vocational skills teachers and classroomteacher who had special educational backgrounds. The results showed that in program planning the teacher did not conduct an assessment of interests and talents so that in the implementation of the learning material program only referred to the curriculum, there was no match between the abilities and demands of the job market. Evaluation of learning is done through tests on aspects of psychomotorand cognitive, there is no attitude assessment because schools prioritize the ability to master material (hard skills), without being accompanied by aspects of attitude and skills (soft skills). The conclusion of this study is that there are obstacles experienced by teachers in planning, implementation and evaluationlearning so that the implementation of vocational skills programs for CP is still not optimal.