ERIC Number: ED341202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Project TEEM Outreach: Transition into the Elementary Education Mainstream throughout Rural Vermont. Final Report. State-Wide Outreach Project: Handicapped Children's Early Education Program Demonstration Projects.
Fox, Wayne; Ross-Allen, Jane
This final report describes: (1) a model designed to help the transition of young children with special needs from early childhood programs into regular kindergarten and other regular education environments; and (2) the impact of TEEM (Transition into the Elementary Education Mainstream) Outreach in disseminating and replicating the model throughout Vermont. The TEEM model stresses the implementation of best practices in transition planning and identifies 5 such practices and 18 associated critical activities. The model also provides a five-step process for a system-wide transition program. The TEEM Outreach effort provided training institutes to 23 school districts on the development of school/district transition procedures, examined the impact of the TEEM institutes on school/district planning teams, evaluated impact on individual planning team members, and surveyed impact on families (N=28) and on children (including placements, types of transition activities, and critical factors associated with transition planning). Appendices present: a list of the best practices and critical activities; a sample format for TEEM institutes; a worksheet to develop written transition procedures; and sample transition planning forms. Includes 13 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Family Involvement, Institutes (Training Programs), Kindergarten, Mainstreaming, Models, Outreach Programs, Program Development, School Districts, School Readiness, Social Integration, Special Needs Students, Statewide Planning, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center for Developmental Disabilities.