ERIC Number: ED327022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: 0
D.S.E. Citywide Chapter 2 Special Projects, 1988-89. Final Evaluation Report. OREA Evaluation Section Report.
Torres, Marcia; Askins, William
This report presents an evaluation of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, Chapter 2, Subprogram C, Special Projects program for the 1988-89 school year. The purpose of the program was to expand the knowledge and skills of job developers in placing severely handicapped students in appropriate occupational and adult service agency situations. It offered seven job developer workshops related to increasing occupational opportunities available to Specialized Instructional Environment (SIE) students, organized 10 ongoing development committees, assisted 42% of the job developers in creating transition teams in their schools, produced a draft of a Job Developer's Handbook, and effected a positive change in workshop participants' level of knowledge. The program was not successful in meeting objectives of providing turnkey training at the schools and enabling participants to develop Individualized Transition Plans. Program participants reported that the program was effective in helping to develop a consistent approach to facilitating and optimizing SIE students' transition into the work world. They commended the program for providing useful information, facilitating networking, and providing new resources. Participants suggested that workshops needed to provide more opportunities for discussion and should focus more directly on certain categories of students, students' transportation needs, and communication between developers of Individualized Education Programs and Individualized Transition Plans. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, High Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Development, Knowledge Level, Placement, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Severe Disabilities, Teamwork, Transitional Programs, Urban Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2; New York City Board of Education