ERIC Number: ED302010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Organizational Barriers to Transition: Summary.
Haynes, John; Justice, Thomas I., Ed.
This study sought to identify the barriers that negatively impact the ability of disabled youth to successfully make a transition from school into employment and a quality adult life, and sought to specifically define organizational disincentives to successful transition. Current research is reviewed relating to organizational barriers to successful transition. A survey instrument was developed and was used to interview 125 representatives of primary youth-adult service provider agencies and interest groups, including education agencies, rehabilitation/habilitation services, Job Training Partnership Agency programs, regional centers, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, advocacy groups, and parent groups. Results indicated that barriers and disincentives to the transition process existed in the areas of: program operation/system delivery, attitudes, collaboration, funding, personnel training, and eligibility procedures. Respondents felt that the educational system possessed the greatest number of barriers to transition, followed by parents and rehabilitation services. Recommendations for change conclude the report. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administration, Adults, Agency Cooperation, Attitudes, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Financial Support, Job Training, Organizational Effectiveness, Professional Training, Program Effectiveness, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Resources in Special Education (RiSE), 650 University Ave., Room 201, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Education Transition Center.
Authoring Institution: N/A