ERIC Number: ED312396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Transition Model: School to Work Transition Curriculum.
Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Instruction and Materials Center.
This manual provides a model for a transition plan for special needs learners in grades K-l2. The model is divided into four stages of transition: (1) the awareness stage, K-6, in which students are introduced to occupations and develop a knowledge base; (2) the exploration stage, 7-10, in which students identify a career goal, investigate occupations, and develop preemployment skills; (3) the preparation stage, 10-12, in which students learn occupational and employability skills; and (4) the implementation stage, continuing education/employment. Each stage of the model includes the following: introduction, objectives, units of instruction, strategies, and resources. Two appendixes and attached materials comprise the greater part of the document: (1) a matrix lists school-to-work transition skills and relates them to the appropriate stage in which they are taught; and (2) descriptions of 52 sample curriculum materials include the author, title, publisher, presentation medium, and appropriate stage, unit(s) of instruction, and teaching strategies. Attached materials provide modules on checking, map skills, decision making, bill reading and paying, and apartment rental. Each unit provides some or all of the following: pretest with answers, teacher information, student information and activity sheets, and posttest with answers. (NLL)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Continuing Education, Daily Living Skills, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Special Needs Students, Units of Study
Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas at Austin, P.O. Box 7218, Austin, TX 78713-7218 (Stock No. SN112I: $13.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Instruction and Materials Center.