ERIC Number: ED291218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Planning School Transitions: Family and Professional Collaboration. Final Report, July 1, 1984 through June 30, 1987.
Fowler, Susan A.
The project conducted research and developed a demonstration model aimed at helping schools and families plan transitions for young children moving from special preschools to less specialized settings including regular preschools and kindergarten. The model's target population consisted of 40 handicapped children (ages 3-5) enrolled in three special preschools in Douglas County, Kansas. Emphasizing the inclusion of family members as active participants in the child's transition, the program includes guidelines to plan transitions for children who have different learning needs and for families who differ in their socio-economic resources. The transition model includes formats for: (1) constructing interagency agreements; (2) communicating between the school and home; (3) involving families in the decision-making process; (4) constructing a program timeline; (5) constructing an individualized transition timeline; (6) identifying local agencies for referral; (7) preparing the child for a change of classrooms and programs; and (8) evaluating the transition component. This document consists of a project summary and three appendixes providing checklists and evaluation instruments, planning guides, interview protocols, teacher and parent surveys, and other representative project materials. (Author/VW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Bureau of Child Research.
Note: For related documents, see EC 201 986-987.