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Kalchik, Stephanie; Oertle, Kathleen Marie – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2011
Emerging in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the concept of individual student planning developed as a component of school guidance counseling programs. The underlying significance of these plans, such as the Individual Career Plan (ICP), is that "it gives [students] a chance to tell and develop their story" (N. Gysbers, personal communication,…
Descriptors: Guidance Programs, Goal Orientation, School Counseling, High Schools
Oertle, Kathleen Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2009
In this mixed-methods study, an on-line survey and interviews were utilized to gather data regarding the level of participation and expectations rehabilitation professionals have of teachers, youth with disabilities, parents, and themselves during the transition process. The survey response rate was 73.0% (N = 46). Six were selected for interviews…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Independent Living, Adult Education, Cooperation
Kalchik, Stephanie; Oertle, Kathleen Marie – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2010
Contextualized Teaching and Learning (CTL), also known as Contextualized Instruction, is defined as a "diverse family of instructional strategies designed to more seamlessly link the learning of foundational skills and academic or occupational content by focusing teaching and learning squarely on concrete applications in a specific context that is…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Active Learning
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Hu, Xiaoyi; Oertle, Kathleen Marie; Dong, Xue – Rehabilitation Education, 2007
An overview of Chinese rehabilitation policy, laws, services, educational practices, and the implications for rehabilitation counselor education in the United States are presented. China and the United States have different political systems and cultural backgrounds that demand different strategies for change; however, each is taking equally…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Rehabilitation Counseling
Bragg, Debra; Oertle, Kathleen Marie; Kim, Sujung; Kirby, Catherine; Taylor, Jason; Harmon, Tim; Liss, Loralea – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2011
To enhance state-level adult education and employment policy, in 2007 the Joyce Foundation began the Shifting Gears (SG) initiative to assist six states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) to integrate adult education, workforce development and postsecondary education policies and improve job opportunities for low-skilled…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Employment Opportunities