ERIC Number: ED257288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-14
Transition from Special Education to the World of Work: Recommendations for the State of California.
Cohn, Ronnie B.
The paper discusses recommendations for a statewide (California) plan to provide transitional services to severely handicapped high school students. Initial sections trace the state and federal commitment to transitional services for work and other aspects of life. Thirteen model programs in California and eight in other states are summarized. A discussion of curricular aspects addresses philosophical bases (developmental, remedial skills, and functional skills models) and illustrates the use of the Individualized Critical Skills Model, an example of the functional skills approach. Individualized planning is examined in terms of Individualized Educational Programs, individual program plans, and individual transition plans; and case management. Recommendations are further made for demographics, interagency planning/systems change, fiscal policy and legislative actions. A final section lists recommendations for immediate followup, including surveys of special education graduates and evaluation of the effectiveness of interagency agreements. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Resource Center, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers - Location: California