ERIC Number: ED368137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Transition to Adulthood: A Staff Training Package for Practitioners Working with Students with Severe Physical Disabilities.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
This staff training package was produced to complement a curriculum framework for assisting students with severe physical disabilities to make the transition to adulthood. The package is based partially on the experiences of a team from the North Nottinghamshire College of Further Education in England. Part 1 explores the concept of transition to adulthood and the various issues implicit in this process, and links staff training to these issues. It also describes the previous experiences and present needs of a group of students involved in the Transition to Adulthood project. Part 2 is a training manual presented in a workbook format. It provides an agenda for staff training, examines the educational and professional implications of transition to adulthood, and asks practitioners to evaluate their range of competencies to isolate skill deficiencies and identify further training needs. Themes emphasized in the training package include: team work at the institutional level, interagency cooperation in curriculum design and delivery, support for staff and students, multiprofessional contributions, and full involvement of students with severe physical disabilities and the support and understanding of their families. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).