ERIC Number: ED306730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Stepping Out: An Overview of the STEP Curriculum. Secondary Transition and Employment Project: STEP.
Baumgart, Diane; Anderson, Jane
The guide, developed by the Secondary Transition and Employment Project (STEP) in Idaho, provides an overview of its sequential vocational curriculum intended to help students with mild, moderate, and severe handicaps to: (1) identify their vocational preferences and aptitudes; (2) use community resources to find out about jobs; (3) observe and sample jobs in the community; and (4) learn the necessary skills to enter competitive or supported work when they leave school. Program philosophy stresses its assessment based, comprehensive, functional, age-appropriate, integrated, and social nature. A chapter on effective instruction stresses development of an instructional plan and factors (such as instructional sequence and learning style) to consider. The chapter on effective implementation strategies suggests starting small, developing resources, resolving problems, and establishing credibility with the community. The four phases of the STEP model (career exploration, work exploration, career focus, and job preparation) are then detailed. Finally, STEP project products including field manuals, guides for transition planning, and staff development modules are listed. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 791-801.