ERIC Number: ED306756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Transition Programs: A Guide for Administrators and Teachers. Project RESPECT: A Rural Vocational Training Model.
Whitson, Catherine C.; Preissing, Peggy
This guide reflects the theories developed by Project RESPECT during 3 years of planning, implementing, and evaluating eight transition programs in central Kentucky. Project RESPECT sought to address the problems of vocational training for mentally handicapped secondary students and the coordination of services between secondary education and postsecondary rehabilitation. Project RESPECT's vocational training program combines classroom training and school-based vocational exploration with community-based occupational skills training. The problem of "linkages" or interagency coordination was attacked by forming three separate transition teams: administrative, mid-management, and direct service. These three teams are known as the Advisory Committee, the Coordinating Committee, and the Implementing Committee. This guide does not present a step-by-step process for program development but outlines key elements essential to successful transition programming. Section I of the guide, "Planning and Developing a Vocational Training and Transition Program," covers development of effective transition teams and activities that transition teams should undertake. Section II, covering program implementation, focuses on the individual transition plan, the vocational training program, and the transitional training program. Section III contains blank forms to assist in program development. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Metro Industries, Inc., Lexington, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky