ERIC Number: ED306755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Transition Specialists: Competencies from Thirteen Programs.
Baker, Betty C.; Geiger, William L.
Thirteen programs were selected in 1987 by the Division of Personnel Preparation of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, to develop programs for the preparation of transition personnel to work with youth with handicaps. This monograph is a compilation of the competencies for transition specialists identified by the 13 programs. The monograph was prepared to assist institutions of higher education in the development of curricula for the preparation of transition specialists, and to enhance the quality of future applications for federal support of personnel preparation programs. In preparing the monograph, over 600 competencies were identified from the 13 programs. Content analysis was used to aggregate competencies under 14 major headings: philosophical and historical considerations; transitional concerns; professionalism; advocacy; knowledge of agencies; knowledge of systems change; legal aspects of transition; working with others (communication, consultation, interdisciplinary teamwork, parents); development and management of individualized plans; planning and organizing instruction; assessment, delivery, and evaluation of instruction for community living; assessment, delivery, and evaluation of job training; administrative functions; and research. Within the 14 major headings, the 636 separate competencies are listed. Appendices include an analysis of emphases and agreement among the 13 programs, and abstracts of the 13 programs. (JDD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Content Analysis, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Professional Education, Program Development, Specialists, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Little Rock.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.