ERIC Number: ED279124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
School-to-Work Research Needs.
Rusch, Frank R.; And Others
Part of a series, this document reports on an effort to identify and prioritize research questions of concern to researchers in the areas of educational and rehabilitation transitional services for the handicapped. In the first study 25 research questions were identified and submitted to external review and critique. In the second study, 112 project directors of federally funded transition projects, 58 state directors of vocational rehabilitation, 54 state directors of vocational education, and 27 research experts on transition, were asked to prioritize the importance of the 25 research questions. The most highly rated item recommends investigation of the most appropriate roles and responsibilities for families, teachers, rehabilitation counselors, and vocational educators in the transition planning process. Both the second and third most highly rated questions related to social skills in the workplace. A final study asked subjects of Study 2 to provide questions for the transition research group to address. Most proposed concerns were in the areas of transition model program research and development, program evaluation, and interagency collaboration. Appendices include a list of researchers involved in question enumeration, the potential research questions, a summary of reviewers' comments and revised questions, the survey questionnaire, a listing of questions in order of ranking, analysis of variance across respondent groups, and the proposed questions of the third study. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Inst.
Note: For related documents, see EC 191 736-746.